Connective Tissue Grafting for Root Coverage
Koichi Ito, DDS, MSD, PhD
This podcast describes a novel approach to root coverage using an enamel matrix derivative in conjunction with periosteal connective tissue grafting. Upon listening to this podcast, the listener should:
- Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of autogenous gingival grafting utilizing an enamel matrix derivative for root coverage in patients with Class III gingival recession
- Understand the mechanism of action of enamel matrix derivative
This case presentation demonstrates an innovative approach to root coverage that uses an enamel matrix derivative in conjunction with periosteal connective tissue grafting in a patient with multiple gingival facial recessions. A 22-year-old female patient presented for the resolution of aesthetic concerns associated with multiple gingival recessions for teeth #23(32) through #25(41). This technique achieved soft tissue coverage of the root surfaces and effectively improved the patient's aesthetic appearance. These satisfactory clinical results have been maintained for 12 months.
*Professor and Chairman, Department of Periodontology, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Tokyo Japan
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