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Aesthetic Periodontal Plastic Surgery - a Case Report
Gonzales, José R./Klimek, Joachim/Meyle, Jörg
A 46-year-old woman presented at the Department of Periodontology, University of Giessen, with mild chronic periodontitis and multiple gingival recessions in the upper jaw. Examination revealed poorly contoured metal ceramic restorations. Resulting soft tissue contours were also less than ideal from an aesthetic perspective. Oral hygiene instructions, scaling, and root planing were performed to reduce periodontal inflammation. Subsequently, periodontal plastic surgery was conducted, applying various root coverage procedures and aesthetic crown lengthening. New metal ceramic restorations and bridges were inserted. Long-term stability was achieved by effective plaque control and periodic recalls.

Keywords: aesthetics, gingival recession, connective tissue graft