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Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim (1993). 2011 Jan;28(1):6-16, 77.

[Soft tissue grafts for the treatment of mucogingival deformities and conditions on edentulous ridges].

[Article in Hebrew]

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Dept. of Periodontology and Dental Implantology, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.


Soft tissue grafts are commonly used to restore and/or improve mucogingival deformities and conditions around teeth or on edentulous ridges. This include vertical and/or horizontal ridge deficiency, lack of gingiva/keratinized tissue, decreased vestibular depth and abnormal color. The present article describes and illustrates different procedures using autologous soft tissue grafts including masticatory mucosal free graft, masticatory mucosal pedicle graft, subepithelial free connective tissue graft, and subepithelial dermal graft. The functional and esthetic advantages and limitations of each graft for each condition are discussed.

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