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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry  (English Edition)



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Int J Esthet Dent 9 (2014), No. 4     13. Oct. 2014
Int J Esthet Dent 9 (2014), No. 4  (13.10.2014)

Page 516-524, PubMed:25289386

Vestibular unit transplantation in the coverage of gingival recession: A microsurgical approach
Nizam, Nejat / Akcalı, Aliye
The palate, maxillary tuberosity and edentulous ridges are generally used as the donor sites for connective tissue grafts. This article shows the use of vestibular soft tissue of a tooth in the coverage of localized gingival recession. The vestibular unit was harvested during crown lengthening procedures, sutured over the denuded root surface, and covered with a coronally advanced flap without vertical incisions. The healing was uneventful with complete coverage of the recession up to 18 months. The vestibular unit of a tooth can serve as the donor area for a connective tissue graft in the coverage of gingival recessions, resulting in stable outcomes.
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