Periodontal plastic surgery of gingival recessions at single and multiple teeth

Periodontol 2000. 2017 Oct;75(1):296-316. doi: 10.1111/prd.12186.


This manuscript aims to review periodontal plastic surgery for root coverage at single and multiple gingival recessions. Techniques are assessed based on biological principles, surgical procedures, prognosticative factors and expected clinical and esthetic outcomes. The use of coronally advanced flap, laterally sliding flap, free gingival graft, the tunnel grafting technique, barrier membranes, enamel matrix derivative, collagen matrix and acellular dermal matrix are evaluated. The clinical scenario and practical implications are analyzed according to a modern evidence-based approach.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acellular Dermis
  • Collagen / therapeutic use
  • Dental Enamel Proteins / therapeutic use
  • Gingiva / transplantation
  • Gingival Recession / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Membranes, Artificial
  • Oral Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Periodontics / methods*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Surgical Flaps


  • Dental Enamel Proteins
  • Membranes, Artificial
  • Collagen