A Novel Technique in Root-Coverage Procedures: The Fibrin-Assisted Soft-Tissue Promotion Concept

Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2017 Apr;38(4):220-225; quiz 226.

Abstract

The goal of periodontal plastic surgery is to correct the soft-tissue deformities associated with the loss of attached and keratinized tissue. A variety of flap manipulations related to the use of subepithelial connective tissue grafts are described with great success in the literature but are linked with morbidity and harvesting-quality issues, inclining clinicians and researchers to find alternatives to such techniques. Advanced platelet-rich fibrin, which is widely used in medicine and oral therapy, represents a newer generation of blood-derived growth factors. This article discusses a simple and reproducible root-coverage procedure utilizing the fibrin-assisted soft-tissue promotion concept.

MeSH terms

  • Gingival Recession / surgery*
  • Gingivoplasty / methods*
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal / methods*
  • Humans
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma*