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19. Gingival Flap Attachment Healing with Amnion-Chorion Allograft Membrane: A Controlled, Split Mouth Case Report Replication of the Classic 1968 Hiatt Study By Dan Holtzclaw, H. Fritz Hinze, Nicholas Toscano
Whereas laminin-5 is a known glycoprotein with significant involvement in epithelial cell motility and junctional epithelium attachment and BioXclude™ amnion-chorion membrane (ACM) is known to contain significant amounts of laminin-5,it was postulated that reproduction of the Hiatt study with the addition of ACM would possibly lead to faster gingival flap attachment.
27. A Less Invasive Approach To Mandibular Horizontal Ridge Augmentation Using Autogenous Bone: A Human Histological Case Series By Diego Capri, Hyman Smukler, Luca Landi
Over the years several techniques have been designed to augment atrophic ridges. The approach presented here, using a series of cases for horizontal ridge augmentation, utilizes autogenous bone procured from the recipient site. The employed regenerative procedure, previously described by the authors, eliminates the need for a distant donor area reducing the potential morbidity. A biodegradable collagen barrier (Ossix) with a slow resorption profile has been successfully employed. Clinical, radiographic and histological results confirm the validity of the selected surgical technique.
39. Restoration of Maxillary Incisors with an Innovative Biomimetic Implant System: A Case Report By Mariano A. Polack
Immediate surgical and restorative procedures in the esthetic zone have the potential to produce pleasing esthetic results in a shorter time. However, challenges have been reported with immediate implant placement due to the continuing recession of the facial gingival tissue. This could compromise esthetics by exposing the abutment margin or implant collar. In addition, patients with a thin biotype may not be able to conceal implant titanium adequately leading to the grayish discoloration of the soft tissue. The implant and restorative components selected for these situations play an important role in achieving superior outcomes. A patient treated with an implant designed for immediate function has been presented. The system has a nano-rough hydrophilic active surface, a light-pink implant neck and light-pink colored abutments, which may help improve the functional and esthetic predictability of these advanced treatment modalities.
53. Sinus Lift Procedure in Presence of Mucosal Cyst: A Clinical Prospective Study By C. Maiorana, M. Beretta, M. Benigni, M. Cicciù, E. Stoffella, GB Grossi
Sinus lift procedures are considered safe and predictable procedures for the rehabilitation of the athrophic upper posterior maxilla. The presence of sinusal neoformation, highly reported in the literature, could represent a problem for sinus lifts. The removal of these lesions is recommended in order to limit intra- and post-operative complications. The aim of this prospective study is to describe the surgical removal of sinusal cyst concurrently with sinus lift procedures.
63. Influence of the Crown-To-Implant Ratio on Crestal Bone Loss By Oswaldo Andreé Cáceres La Torre, Jorge Noriega Castañeda, Miguel Angel Coz Fano
Previous research suggests that the crown-to-root ratio considerations associated with natural teeth should not be applied in implant restorations. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the influence of the crown-to-implant ratio on crestal bone loss for dental implant restorations.
77. Use of Periosteal Pedicle as an Alternate Modality for Coverage of Gingival Recession Defects: A Case Series BY Major B. Harshavardhana, Colonel S. K. Rath, Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mukherjee
Various periodontal surgical procedures have evolved over time for obtaining complete root coverage of gingival recession defects. A latest addition to these procedures is Mahajan’s periosteal pedicle graft. This case series aims at finding the efficacy of using periosteal pedicle graft for gingival recession coverage. The periosteal pedicle graft is a latest innovation in root coverage procedures where periosteum is used for recession coverage. This pedicle graft utilizes the osteogenic potential of the periosteum which is due to its highly vascular nature, presence of fibroblasts, osteoblasts and stem cells. This case series presents three such cases of both isolated and multiple, Miller’s Class I and II gingival recession defects treated using this latest technique. The results obtained were quite encouraging to use it on a regular basis for root coverage.
87. Classification and treatment plans of peri-implant soft tissue recession at the anterior zone By Masana Suzuki, Junya Okawara, Yorimasa Ogata
Peri-implant soft tissue recession can occur either immediately or gradually after implant treatment and can cause both aesthetic and oral hygiene problems. The cause of recession can be related to mistakes in surgical treatment planning and/or in technical failures during treatment. Analyses of risk factors that can result in such aesthetic problems are extremely important. However, few studies provide adequate guidance to help solve the esthetic problems resulting from the recession.