Ilham Mounssif

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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate soft-tissue coverage and patient aesthetic satisfaction of a novel surgical-prosthetic approach to soft tissue dehiscence (STD) around single endosseous implant. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty patients with buccal soft tissues dehiscence around single implants in the aesthetic area were consecutively enrolled.(More)
BACKGROUND The role of vigorous root planing in the surgical treatment of gingival recession was recently questioned. The aim of the present randomized controlled split-mouth clinical study was to compare the effectiveness, in terms of root coverage, of hand and ultrasonic root instrumentation in combination with a coronally advanced flap for the treatment(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to compare short- and long-term root coverage and aesthetic outcomes of the coronally advanced flap (CAF) alone or in combination with a connective tissue graft (CTG) for the treatment of multiple gingival recessions. METHODS Fifty patients with multiple (≥2) adjacent gingival recessions (≥2 mm) in the upper jaw were(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and aesthetic outcomes of two different surgical approaches for the treatment of deep gingival recession affecting the mandibular incisors. METHODS Fifty patients with Miller class I and II gingival recessions (≥ 3 mm) in the lower incisors were enrolled. Twenty-five patients were randomly assigned to(More)
AIM Primary aim of this study was to evaluate if patient morbidity was improved by diminishing graft thickness and height; secondary objective was to evaluate if such graft modifications influence root coverage and aesthetic outcomes. METHODS 60 Miller class I and II gingival recessions (GR) (≥ 3 mm in depth) were treated with the coronally advanced flap(More)
The aim of the present article is to summarize current knowledge in terms of the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and surgical treatment of gingival recession. Whilst the main etiological factors (i.e. toothbrushing trauma and bacterial plaque) are well established, challenges still remain to be solved in the diagnostic, prognostic and classification(More)
A major esthetic concern is soft tissue defects around implant restorations, which often result in an extra long prosthetic crown. This report describes a modified prosthetic-surgical approach to the treatment of peri-implant horizontal and vertical soft tissue defects in an esthetically demanding patient. One month before surgery, the implant crown(More)
The presence of a localized alveolar ridge defect, especially in the maxillary anterior dentition, may complicate an esthetic rehabilitation. The goal of this case report is to describe a novel subepithelial connective tissue graft technique for soft tissue augmentation in Class III ridge defects. Surgical intervention consisted of in situ maintenance of a(More)
BACKGROUND A method to predetermine the maximum root coverage level (MRC) achievable with surgery was recently presented. The present study evaluates the predictability of such a method by comparing the predetermined MRC with that effectively achieved by means of root coverage surgical procedures. METHODS A total of 50 patients with single and multiple(More)
The case reports in this article describe a surgical approach for improving root coverage and clinical attachment levels in Miller Class IV gingival recessions. Two gingival recessions affecting maxillary and mandibular lateral incisors associated with severe interdental hard and soft tissue loss were treated. The surgical technique consisted of a(More)