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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 32 (2012), No. 2     16. Mar. 2012
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 32 (2012), No. 2  (16.03.2012)

Page 167-173, PubMed:22292146


Treatment of Gingival Recession Defects with Xenogenic Collagen Matrix: A Histologic Report
Camelo, Marcelo / Nevins, Myron / Nevins, Marc L. / Schupbach, Peter / Kim, David M.
The connective tissue graft (CTG) in conjunction with a coronally advanced flap is still regarded as the gold standard treatment for gingival recession defects. Increased surgical morbidity as well as limited tissue availability continues to spur interest in alternatives to the CTG. The current case report examines a porcinederived, double-layer collagen matrix as an alternative to the CTG in managing Miller Class I and II recession defects. A long junctional epithelial attachment as well as connective tissue adhesion were noted when collagen matrix was used in conjunction with a coronally advanced flap in recession treatment protocols. The results suggest that it is possible to obtain root coverage without harvesting connective tissue.