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Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral

versión impresa ISSN 1699-6585


DIAZ CABALLERO, A.; ARCILA ARISTIZABAL, T.  y  ARRIETA GONZALEZ, L.. Connective tissue graft and coronally advanced flap for treatment of a gingival recession in a patient with orthodontics treatment: a case report. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2009, vol.21, n.2, pp.71-74. ISSN 1699-6585.

It is often marked the presence of gingival recession in patients with orthodontic treatment, because the movement caused by the apparatus, directly affects the periodontium. Gingival recessions are a concern aesthetic and functional for the patient. These rarely result in tooth loss, but are associated, usually with conditions such as: tooth sensitivity and irritation of the marginal tissue, caused by the inability of the patient to remove the plaque. There are various techniques to decrease these defects, among which are: the subepithelial connective tissue graft, acellular dermal matrix graft, free gingival graft and guided tissue regeneration. It is reported a case of a patient with retraction of the gingival margin at the lower right central incisor and the absence of adherent gums associated with orthodontic treatment, described the surgical technique using subepithelial connective tissue of the palate combined with a flap of coronal positioning, obtaining excellent aesthetic results and a good root coverage.

Palabras clave : Gingival recession; orthodontic; connective tissue; guided tissue regeneration; graft.

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