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Soft tissue ridge augmentation with an acellular dermal matrix.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12617372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of this case report was to evaluate the use of an acellular dermal matrix for soft tissue ridge augmentation. The technique used was a modification of the procedure proposed by Langer and Calagna and involved reflecting a partial-thickness pedicle, placing an acellular dermal matrix, and covering the acellular dermal matrix with the pedicle. The increases in the quantity of tissue obtained were adequate to permit placing an esthetic fixed restoration in four of the five cases treated. In one of the five cases, the acellular dermal matrix became exposed and partially sloughed. This resulted in less of an increase in tissue than in the other cases. Histologic evaluation of this case showed that the entire acellular dermal matrix did not slough; part of the acellular dermal matrix was incorporated into the result. The use of an acellular dermal matrix for soft tissue ridge augmentation is a clinically valuable technique.
Randall J Harris
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0198-7569     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-05     Completed Date:  2003-06-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200894     Medline TA:  Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-92     Citation Subset:  D    
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MeSH Terms
Collagen / therapeutic use*
Elastin / analysis
Follow-Up Studies
Gingiva / pathology,  transplantation
Gingivoplasty / methods*
Graft Survival
Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / surgery*
Middle Aged
Surgical Flaps / pathology
Suture Techniques
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
9007-34-5/Collagen; 9007-58-3/Elastin

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