Michele Paolantonio

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BACKGROUND Ginigival recession can be successfully treated with coronally positioned flaps. Twelve-month data failed to demonstrate that topical application of enamel matrix derivative (EMD) used in combination with the coronally positioned flap enhances clinical outcomes of the surgical technique used alone. This study was designed to examine the effects(More)
BACKGROUND Many surgical techniques have been proposed for the correction of dental root exposition. Among these, bilaminar techniques (BTs) have been reported as offering the best results in terms of root coverage (RC). However, BTs require a second surgical site to harvest the graft, with discomfort for the patient. The use of an acellular dermal matrix(More)
BACKGROUND Early implantation may preserve the alveolar anatomy, and the placement of a fixture in a fresh extraction socket helps to maintain the bony crest. Although a number of clinical studies exist, no histological reports show the outcome of implantation in fresh extraction sockets without the use of membranes in humans compared to implants placed in(More)
Aim of this study was to evaluate peri-implant tissue reactions to immediately loaded titanium plasma-sprayed implants in Macaca fascicularis monkeys. A total of 48 titanium plasma-sprayed implants were inserted (24 in the posterior maxilla and 24 in the posterior mandible). A metal superstructure was cemented 3 days after implant insertion on 24 implants(More)
A high prevalence of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) in subgingival plaque in patients for orthodontia already has been observed. The present study had the following aims: 1) to ascertain a direct relationship between the orthodontic appliance placement and the subgingival colonization by Aa, and 2) to determine whether the Aa growth specifically(More)
Bone remodeling that occurs during orthodontic tooth movement is a biologic process involving an acute inflammatory response in periodontal tissues. A sequence characterized by periods of activation, resorption, reversal, and formation has been recently described as occurring in both tension and compression tooth sites during orthodontic tooth movement. We(More)
BACKGROUND Combined periodontal regenerative technique (CPRT) is a surgical procedure that combines the use of barrier membranes with a filling material in the treatment of periodontal defects. The effectiveness of CPRT has been evaluated in many studies in comparison to GTR with membranes alone, but conflicting results have been obtained by different(More)
BACKGROUND Many surgical techniques have been shown to be effective in correcting gingival recessions by covering the exposed root with soft tissue; however, the thickness of the gingival tissue over the root surface probably plays an important role in preventing the recurrence of tissue recession. The aim of the present study was to compare the results of(More)
The authors compared the clinical results obtained in gingival recession correction treatment using free gingival and bilaminar connective subpedicle grafts. 35 patients were treated with free gingival grafts (Group A) and 35 with subpedicle grafts (Group B). Class I and II Miller gingival recessions were chosen for treatment by the 2 procedures. The degree(More)
BACKGROUND It has been recently observed that in implants with screw-retained abutments, in in vitro as well as in vivo conditions, bacteria can penetrate inside the internal cavity of the implant as a consequence of leakage at the implant-abutment interface. An alternative to screw-retained abutments is represented by implants that can receive cemented(More)