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Peter Lindkvist

Kopenhagen, Denmark

Clinical case description:

Restoration of the marginal gingiva around the dental enamel junction on tooth 11, avoiding an autogenous donor site, and reducing scar formation with the modified incisions design.

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<p>Before preparation of the split flap, the exposed root is polished and scaled with a curette.</p>

Before preparation of the split flap, the exposed root is polished and scaled with a curette.

<p>A split-thickness flap with a distal releasing incision is raised. Geistlich Mucograft<sup>®</sup> is placed dry and fixed with a single U-suture.</p>

A split-thickness flap with a distal releasing incision is raised. Geistlich Mucograft® is placed dry and fixed with a single U-suture.

<p>The distal area of the papilla is de-epithelialised and the flap is rotated. The flap is sutured with a 7.0 monofilament suture.</p>

The distal area of the papilla is de-epithelialised and the flap is rotated. The flap is sutured with a 7.0 monofilament suture.

<p>Post-operative result after 9 months with excellent colour and texture match and even less signs of scar-formation.</p>

Post-operative result after 9 months with excellent colour and texture match and even less signs of scar-formation.

Pre-surgery


							<p>Before preparation of the split flap, the exposed root is polished and scaled with a curette.</p>

Surgery


							<p>A split-thickness flap with a distal releasing incision is raised. Geistlich Mucograft<sup>®</sup> is placed dry and fixed with a single U-suture.</p>

Outcome


							<p>The distal area of the papilla is de-epithelialised and the flap is rotated. The flap is sutured with a 7.0 monofilament suture.</p>

Follow-up after at least 6 months


							<p>Post-operative result after 9 months with excellent colour and texture match and even less signs of scar-formation.</p>