The influence of anatomical features on the outcome of gingival recessions treated with coronally advanced flap and enamel matrix derivative: A 1-year prospective study

Ignazio Berlucchi, Luca Francetti, Massimo Del Fabbro, Matteo Basso, Roberto L. Weinstein

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Abstract

Background: Coronally advanced flap (CAF) is one of the most effective treatments of Miller Class I and II recessions. Even if excellent outcomes are reported in the literature, complete root coverage is not always predictable, since many surgical and host-related factors may affect the percentage of root coverage obtained. The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate if some anatomical features such as tissue thickness, papillae height and width, recession depth, and vestibular bone height may influence defect coverage of Miller Class I and II gingival recessions treated with CAF in combination with enamel matrix derivative (EMD). Methods: Thirty healthy, non-smoking patients (13 men and 17 women; mean age 32.8 ± 6.2 years) were enrolled. Each patient was treated for one single recession using a CAF with the adjunct of EMD. Clinical parameters at baseline and 6 and 12 months were recorded and compared by using paired Student t test. Data were subdivided in two groups according to the baseline recession depth (REC): REC

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-907
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Periodontology
Volume76
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Clinical trials
  • Enamel matrix derivative
  • Follow-up studies
  • Gingiva/anatomy and physiology
  • Gingival recession/surgery
  • Gingival recession/therapy
  • Surgical flaps
  • Tooth root

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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