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Augmentation of width of keratinised tissue around prosthetic restoration
Aim: Augmentation of the width of keratinised tissue around prosthetic restoration, avoiding the patient morbidity caused by autogenous soft-tissue grafts.
Conclusion: Mucograft® (prototype)* is as effective and predictable as connective tissue graft (CTG) to gain an adequate width of keratinised tissue. The 3D-matrix shows excellent handling properties and can be used successfully in an open healing situation, reducing significantly patient morbidity and surgery time compared to CTG.
Case by Prof. Dr. Mariano Sanz and Dr. Ramón Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
Presence of a band of keratinised tissue (4 mm) 6 months after treatment.
(Sanz M, et al. J Clin Periodontol. 2009 Oct;36(10):868-76 * Mucograft® (prototype) exhibited highly similar physical, mechanical and biological properties to the final product Geistlich Mucograft® differing only in the porcine collagen source used.)