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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 263813, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/263813
Case Report

Optimizing Gingival Biotype Using Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft: A Case Report and One-Year Followup

Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, SGT Dental College, Hospital & Research Institute, Gurgaon, India

Received 30 April 2011; Accepted 24 May 2011

Academic Editors: G. Campus and K. Yamazaki

Copyright © 2011 Harpreet Singh Grover et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Gingival recession is the exposure of root surfaces due to apical migration of the gingival tissue margins. The principal objectives of treating a gingival recession are to achieve better esthetics and reduce hypersensitivity. The gingival biotype is an important modifying factor in the treatment of gingival recession. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the significance of changing the soft tissue biotype to a more favorable one while attempting root coverage, to achieve more stable and long-lasting results using subepithelial connective tissue graft.