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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 34 (2014), No. 2     15. Mar. 2014
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 34 (2014), No. 2  (15.03.2014)

Page 178-186, doi:10.11607/prd.1929, PubMed:24600654


Human Palatal and Tuberosity Mucosa as Donor Sites for Ridge Augmentation
Dellavia, Claudia / Ricci, Giano / Pettinari, Letizia / Allievi, Cristina / Grizzi, Fabio / Gagliano, Nicoletta
Since different clinical outcomes of periodontal bilaminar surgeries using the palate or the maxillary tuberosity as connective tissue (CT) donor sites have been observed, tissues grafted with CT from the palate or the tuberosity 1 year after surgical procedures for ridge augmentation were compared with nongrafted tissues by using morphologic and molecular methods. Collagen content and matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 2 expression were similar in tissues and cultured fibroblasts from the palate and tuberosity, although with interindividual differences. In contrast, differences in collagen cross-linking and maturation in the tuberosity fibroblasts were observed, suggesting a possible role in determining hyperplastic responses in some patients. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2014;34:179-186. doi: 10.11607/prd.1929)