Fundamental principles in periodontal plastic surgery and mucosal augmentation - a narrative review

submitted by: Rino
Aim: To provide a narrative review of the current literature elaborating on fun- damental principles of periodontal plastic surgical procedures. Methods: Based on a presumptive outline of the narrative review, MESH terms have been used to search the relevant literature electronically in the PubMed and Cochrane Collaboration databases. If possible, systematic reviews were included. The review is divided into three phases associated with periodontal plastic sur- gery: a) pre-operative...
Authors: Rino Burkhardt

The addition of soft tissue replacement grafts in plastic periodontal and implant surgery: critical elements in design and execution

submitted by: Otto Zuhr
Soft tissue replacement grafts have become a substantial element to increase tissue volume in plastic periodontal and implant surgery. Autogenous subepithelial connective tissue grafts are increasingly applied in aesthetic indications like soft tissue thickening, recession treatment, ridge preservation, soft tissue ridge augmentation and papilla reconstruction. For the clinical performance of connective tissue graft harvesting and transplantation, a fundamental understanding of the anatomy...
Authors: Daniel Bäumer, Markus Hürzeler, Otto Zuhr

Disparity in embrasure fill and papilla height between tooth- and implant-borne fixed restorations in the anterior maxilla: a cross-sectional study

submitted by: jacosyn
Purpose: The objective of the present study was to compare interproximal fill and papilla height between different embrasures. Material and methods: One hundred and fifty non-smoking consecutive patients (mean age 54, range 32–73; 63 males and 87 females) without periodontal disease were selected in a multidisciplinary practice during regular supportive care. All had been treated for multiple tooth loss in the anterior maxilla at least one year earlier by means of a fixed restoration on...
Authors: Jan Cosyn, Hugo De Bruyn

A systematic review on the frequency of advanced recession following single immediate implant treatment

submitted by: jacosyn
Purpose: It has been stated that midfacial recession is common following immediate implant treatment (IIT). The objective of this systematic review was to assess the frequency of advanced recession (> 1 mm) following single IIT. Material and methods: An electronic search in Pubmed, Web of Science and the Cochrane Oral Health Group Specialized Trials Register database was performed using a search algorithm. Reference lists of relevant articles were also scrutinized to identify prospective...
Authors: Jan Cosyn, Hugo De Bruyn