Gingival recession treatment using a bilayer collagen membrane.


Traditional periodontal plastic surgery techniques for the management of gingival recession have typically used soft tissue grafts to obtain defect coverage with great clinical success. Clinicians using guided tissue regeneration (GTR) techniques are also enjoying significant success in periodontal plastic surgery procedures. GTR therapy utilizing bioabsorbable membranes offers the advantages of preventing a donor site surgery and a second surgical procedure for barrier removal. A new bioabsorbable bilayer collagen membrane that readily adapts to bone and tooth surfaces by a gel formation of collagen fibers and blood may be stabilized without sutures prior to soft tissue closure. This bioabsorbable membrane has been shown to be effective in guided bone regeneration procedures and in treating periodontal defects. This case demonstrates the treatment of gingival recession with a novel collagen bilayer membrane.

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@article{Burns2000GingivalRT, title={Gingival recession treatment using a bilayer collagen membrane.}, author={William T Burns and Mark E. Peacock and Michael F Cuenin and Steven D Hokett}, journal={Journal of periodontology}, year={2000}, volume={71 8}, pages={1348-52} }