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PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 4 (2007), No. 3     19. Sep. 2007
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 4 (2007), No. 3  (19.09.2007)

Page 229-234


Surgical reconstruction of lost interdental papilla: a case report
Deepalakshmi, Damodharan / Ahathya, Ramakrishnan Swamy / Raja, Sunitha / Kumar, Aravind
Several reasons contribute to the loss of interdental papillae and establishment of 'black triangles' between teeth. Several non-surgical and surgical techniques have been proposed to treat soft tissue deformities and manage the interproximal space. Non-surgical approaches (orthodontic, prosthetic and restorative procedures) modify the interproximal space, thereby inducing modifications to the soft tissues. The surgical techniques aim to re-contour, preserve and reconstruct the soft tissue between the teeth. This case report demonstrates complete reconstruction of the papilla following a semilunar coronally repositioned papilla technique with 6 months follow-up.

Keywords: black triangle, connective tissue graft, papilla reconstruction