Gingival grafting in periodontal practice: Results of 103 consecutive surgeries in 82 patients

Gregory M. Horning, Arthur Vernino, Herbert J. Towle, Lorena Baccaglini

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Abstract

A consecutive series of 103 surgeries in 82 patients was studied from the normal clinical population of a periodontal specialty practice. Four different techniques were employed: free gingival grafts, free connective tissue grafts, pedicle flaps, and combined techniques. Gingival augmentation using free gingival grafts was the most predictable, with 100% of cases showing a gain of ≥ 3 mm. The average root coverage was 2.47 mm overall but was most predictable with a combined technique, with 93% gaining ≥ 2 mm. Miller Class 4 cases were most predictably treated with pedicle flaps and a combined technique. Smokers and patients with more complex sites showed less improvement. Mandibular central incisors and maxillary canines were the most commonly grafted teeth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-335
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume28
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics

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