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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 19 (1999), No. 5     1. Sep. 1999
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 19 (1999), No. 5  (01.09.1999)

Page 449-455


Root Coverage and Papilla Reconstruction in Class IV Recession: A Case Report
Azzi, Robert / Etienne, Daniel / Sauvan, Jean-Luc / Miller, Preston D.
While root coverage is predictable for Miller Class I and II recessions, the surgical regeneration or reconstruction of a lost interdental papilla is more difficult to obtain. To date only a few successful case reports have been reported, and there are no studies that report a predictable technique to obtain papilla reconstruction or root coverage on Class IV recessions. This case report, which is part of a preliminary study, outlines a surgical technique to obtain simultaneous root coverage and papilla reconstruction.