Treatment of multiple maxillary adjacent class I and II gingival recessions with modified coronally advanced tunnel and a new xenogeneic acellular dermal matrix.
Vincent-Bugnas S et al. 2018 . J Esthet Restor Dent. 30(2):89-95. Epub2017
Study aim and design:
The study aimed to evaluate the treatment of maxillary Miller Class I and II multiple adjacent gingival recessions using the modified coronally advanced tunnel technique (MCAT) combined with muocderm®. 12 patients exhibiting at least 6 adjacent recessions were treated.
At 12 months, complete root coverage was obtained in 43% of the 100 gingival recessions, while the mean root coverage measured 84.35%. All patients were satisfied with the aesthetic appearance and would undergo the same surgery again. The authors concluded that treatment of Miller Class I and II multiple gingival recessions using mucoderm® in conjunction with the MCAT could be successfully used as an alternative to connective tissue grafts, with the advantage of avoiding the discomfort and morbidity of connective tissue harvesting.