Guided bone regeneration of a pronounced gingivo-alveolar cleft due to orthodontic space closure.

@article{Pinheiro2006GuidedBR,
  title={Guided bone regeneration of a pronounced gingivo-alveolar cleft due to orthodontic space closure.},
  author={Maria Let{\'i}cia B Pinheiro and Teresa Cristina Moreira and Eduardo Jorge Feres-Filho},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={1091-5}
}
BACKGROUND Gingival invagination is a relatively common occurrence following orthodontic closure of extraction sites. The present paper reports a combined periodontal and orthodontic treatment in a patient with a severe gingivo-alveolar cleft due to orthodontic closure of maxillary central incisor extraction space. METHODS A definite interdental gingival cleft, extending 8 mm into the alveolar bone, required the correction of the gingival deformity as a first step, followed by guided bone… CONTINUE READING

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