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Criteria for the Selection of Root Coverage Procedures.
Part 2: Patient Factors, Defect Factors, Predictability of Coverage, Nature of Post-Operative Attachment

Erpenstein, Heinz / Borchard, Raphael
The variety of root coverage procedures, the variability of recession anatomy, including the adjoining tissues, high expectations of aesthetically demanding patients and the elective nature of the surgical procedure pose great challenges with regard to therapeutically establishing the indication as well as risk assessment of the planned intervention. The aim of this review is to reveal and evaluate crucial factors that enable the clinician to select the most suitable procedure.

Keywords: aesthetics, coronally advanced flap, enamel matrix derivative, envelope technique, guided tissue regeneration, lateral sliding flap, root coverage, smoking, subepithelial connective tissue graft