Soft-tissue plastic surgery.

G. P. Pini Prato, M. De Sanctis

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Soft-tissue plastic surgery was previously referred to as mucogingival surgery by Friedman (Tex Dent J 1957, 75:358-362). This term referred to any surgery "designated to preserve attached gingiva, to remove frena or muscle attachment, and to increase the depth of the vestibule." The aim of this type of surgery was to maintain an adequate mucogingival complex, focusing on the importance of the amount of attached gingiva. Soft tissue plastic surgery is important not only for reasons of health, but also for cosmetic purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in dentistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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