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Quintessence Int 43 (2012), No. 7     15. June 2012
Quintessence Int 43 (2012), No. 7  (15.06.2012)

Page 597-602, PubMed:22670255

Use of the connective tissue graft for the coverage of composite resin-restored root surfaces in maxillary central incisors
Deliberador, Tatiana Miranda / Martins, Thiago Marchi / Furlaneto, Flávia Aparecida Chaves C. / Klingenfuss, Monalisa / Bosco, Alvaro Francisco
The purpose of this article is to report the use of the subepithelial connective tissue graft technique combined with the coronally positioned flap on a composite resin-restored root surface to treat Miller Class I gingival recessions associated with deep cervical abrasions in maxillary central incisors. Clinical measurements, including gingival recession height, probing depth, and bleeding on probing (BoP), were recorded during the preoperative clinical examination and at 2, 6, 12, and 24 months postoperatively. During the follow-up periods, no periodontal pockets or BoP were observed. The periodontal tissue of the teeth presented normal color, texture, and contouring. In addition, it was observed that creeping attachment had occurred on the restoration. This case report shows that this form of treatment can be highly effective and predictable in resolving gingival recession associated with a deep cervical abrasion.

Keywords: composite resin, connective tissue, gingival recession, tooth abrasion