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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 471-479

The Bilateral Pedicle Flap-Tunnel Technique: A New Approach to Cover Connective Tissue Grafts
Blanes, Rafael Juan / Allen, Edward Patrick
A new surgical technique for the treatment of adjacent soft tissue marginal recession is presented. This technique combines the use of a tunnel procedure with double lateral pedicle flaps to cover a connective tissue graft. This approach combines the advantages of the tunnel technique with the increased blood supply and protection provided by pedicle flaps. Indications include adjacent Class I and II deep, wide recessions; however, the procedure may also be applied to mild Class III recessions. Two case reports are presented to illustrate this new technique.