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Use of the Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft to Improve Esthetics Use of the Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft to Improve Esthetics

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Michael D. Lefkove, DDS

Date Added:

1/1/1994


Summary:

The subepithelial connective tissue graft is a gingival grafting plastic surgery procedure that can be used to enhance the aesthetic and gingival contour of the periodontium around dental implants. This technique is described and illustrated to create a soft-tissue root prominence and mask the grey color penetrating the thin labial attached gingival tissues over dental implants.

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