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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 1     20. Dec. 2016
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 1  (20.12.2016)

Page 108-115, doi:10.11607/prd.2547, PubMed:27977825

Microsurgical Instruments in Laterally Moved, Coronally Advanced Flap for Miller Class III Isolated Recession Defects: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Ucak, Onur / Ozcan, Mustafa / Seydaoglu, Gulsah / Haytac, M. Cenk
The aim of this study was to evaluate the laterally moved coronally advanced flap (LMCAF) technique in which magnified vision was used in conjunction with microsurgical instruments (LMCAF-M), and to compare the results with conventional LMCAF technique (LMCAF-C) in Miller Class III isolated recessiontype defects. A total of 50 patients with recessions located at incisors and canines were treated with LMCAF-M or LMCAF-C. Outcome parameters (complete root coverage [CRC] and mean root coverage [MRC]) were assessed 6 months postoperatively. Of the 25 defects in each group, 13 in the LMCAF-M (92.0%) and 17 in the LMCAF-C group (68.0%) exhibited CRC (P < .007). MRC scores were 90.48% for the LMCAF-C group and 97.64% for the LMCAF-M group (P < .04). Patient satisfaction with esthetics and postoperative morbidity were better in the LMCAF-M group (P < .032). This study indicates that performing LMCAF with microsurgical instruments offers definite advantages in terms of CRC and MRC, decreased postoperative morbidity, and increased acceptance by patients.