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Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 2     10. Jan. 2011
Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 2  (10.01.2011)

Page 121-126, PubMed:21359246


Creeping attachment after 10 years of treatment of a gingival recession with acellular dermal matrix: A case report
Santos, Antonio / Goumenos, George / Pascual, Andrés / Nart, Jose
Acellular dermal matrix grafts have become a good alternative to autogenous soft tissue grafts in root coverage. Until now, the literature has reported short- or medium-term data regarding the stability of the gingival margin after the use of acellular dermal matrix on root coverage. The aim of this article is to describe a case report with 10 years of evolution with creeping attachment that developed bucally on a moderate recession of a maxillary canine with an old composite restoration subsequent to an acellular dermal matrix. Long-term creeping attachment and complete root coverage on a restored tooth treated with acellular dermal matrix has not been previously reported in the dental literature.

Keywords: acellular dermal matrix, creeping attachment, root coverage