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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 5     24. Aug. 2017
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 5  (24.08.2017)

Page 750-757, doi:10.11607/prd.2793, PubMed:28355311


Enhancing Root Eminence and Papilla Contour Using Single, Contoured, Subepithelial Connective Tissue Autografts for Recession Coverage
Lareau, Donald E. / Hinrichs, James E. / Kotsakis, Georgios A.
Current techniques using autogenous soft tissue in periodontal plastic surgery have limitations in the number of teeth that can be treated and may result in suboptimal esthetic results. The innovative use of single, contoured grafts reported in this article overcomes the drawbacks associated with these techniques by more efficient use of available donor tissue. Autogenous tissue is used to graft each individual tooth, leaving the interdental areas uncovered. Multiple teeth-in some cases an entire arch-can be treated in one session, providing consistent and predictable reestablishment of the normal scalloped gingival architecture and convex root eminence.