Tratamiento de recesiones gingivales unitarias y múltiples en la zona anterior mandibular mediante técnica de Edlan-Mejchar modificado. Descripción de la técnica quirúrgica y resultados

  1. Norberto Quispe López 1
  2. Carmen García-Faria García
  3. Garrido Martínez, Pablo 1
  4. Araceli Morales Sánchez
  5. Jesús Mena Álvarez
  6. Juan Sánchez Santos 1
  1. 1 Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Villanueva de la Cañada, España


Científica dental: Revista científica de formación continuada

ISSN: 1697-6398 1697-641X

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 18

Issue: 1

Pages: 35-41

Type: Article

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Treatment of gingival recessions using periodontal plastic surgery procedures is routinely required in modern dentistry. The ultimate goal of these procedures is complete root coverage and pleasing aesthetic results. The literature shows that the coronal advancement flap + connective tissue graft could be considered as the “gold standard” for the treatment of single gingival recessions. However, in the lower arch we can find anatomical limitations that prevent us from performing conventional mucogingival surgery techniques. In this work we present and describe the treatment of single and multiple gingival recessions that affect the lower anterior zone, which were treated using the modified Edlan-Mejchar technique. The use of the modified Edlan-Mejchar technique shows positive results to treat gingival recessions in the mandibular anterior area.