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Root coverage of a previously restored tooth. A case report with a 7-year follow-up

Authors Corsair A

Published 18 June 2009 Volume 2009:1 Pages 35—38


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Alexander Corsair

Private Practice, Rockville

Centre, NY, USA

Abstract: This case report describes the treatment of a maxillary canine that had 4 mm of marginal gingival recession. The exposed root had been previously restored with a composite class 5 restoration. The restoration was removed and the root planed and demineralized. The root was then covered by a subepithelial connective tissue graft harvested from the palate. The flap was coronally positioned to completely cover the graft and exposed root. The healing was photographed post-operatively at one month, six months, and seven years. Root coverage increased to 100% after seven years. The zone of attached gingiva also increased.

Keywords: coronally positioned, subepithelial, connective tissue graft, keritinized gingiva, creeping reattachment

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