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STUDY: mucoderm® for the treatment of multiple recession type defects I and II

Vincent-Bugnas et al.

Treatment of multiple maxillary adjacent class I and II gingival recessions with modified coronally advanced tunnel and a new xenogeneic acellular dermal matrix.

J Esthet Restor Dent. 2017 Sep 13.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28901687

Study aim and design:

The study aimed to evaluate the treatment of maxillary Miller Class I and II multiple adjacent gingival recessions using the modified coronally advanced tunnel technique (MCAT) combined with muocderm®. 12 patients exhibiting at least 6 adjacent recessions were treated.

Results:

At 12 months, complete root coverage was obtained in 43% of the 100 gingival recessions, while the mean root coverage measured 84.35%. All patients were satisfied with the aesthetic appearance and would undergo the same surgery again. The authors concluded that treatment of Miller Class I and II multiple gingival recessions using mucoderm® in conjunction with the MCAT could be successfully used as an alternative to connective tissue grafts, with the advantage of avoiding the discomfort and morbidity of connective tissue harvesting.