PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 3 (2006), No. 1 (16.03.2006)
Surgical Treatment of Mucogingival Alterations in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients: A Clinical Report
Fraga de Almeida, Ana Lúcia Pompéia/Esper, Luis Augusto/de Oliveira Fortes Kaizer, Rosane/da Silveira Fernandes, Juliana/Aguiar Greghi, Sebastiao Luiz/de Barros Carrilho, Guilherme Paes
Cleft lip and palate patients usually feature a shallow vestibule with harmful fibre insertion and low gingival margin mobility, interfering with the marginal periodontal tissue health. The following case report describes a vestibuloplasty technique associated with a free gingival graft in an edentulous ridge and posterior root coverage of the adjacent tooth using a semilunar coronally positioned flap at the left superior canine at the cleft area with satisfactory results.
Keywords: vestibuloplasty, gingival recession, surgical flaps, grafts