Surgical Reconstruction of Interdental Papilla Using an Interposed Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft: A Case Report

Section of Periodontics, State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil.
The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry (Impact Factor: 1.42). 03/2004; 24(1):31-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2004.06.011
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The unpredictability of current surgical procedures for papilla reconstruction has been a matter of concern for both periodontists and patients. This case report presents a complete papilla reconstruction in a 20-year-old woman using an interposed subepithelial connective tissue graft. The results show that this technique can be successfully used in treating the loss of papillae and achieving long-term stability. The objective of this report is to describe the surgical technique and comment on the factors that may have influenced the final result.

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