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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Current opinion in dentistry|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1991|
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