The use of platelet‐rich fibrin in vestibuloplasty: A 36‐month follow‐up technique report



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Salgado Peralvo, Angel Orión and Uribarri, Andrea and Kewalramani, Naresh and Peña Cardelles, Juan Francisco and Liñares, Antonio (2022) The use of platelet‐rich fibrin in vestibuloplasty: A 36‐month follow‐up technique report. Clinical Advances in Periodontics . ISSN 2573-8046

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Vestibuloplasty is a mucogingival procedure that aims to increase the vestibule and the amount of keratinized tissue (KT) around teeth and dental implants. Currently, the gold standard in this procedure is still represented by free gingival grafts (FGGs); however, they require a second surgical site, which means more morbidity for the patient and a higher risk of surgical complications, as well as surgical time and chromatic alteration of the recipient area.

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This is a description of the vestibuloplasty technique with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in a 35-year-old female patient with a thin gingival phenotype and no medical history of interest. The reason for consultation was tooth sensitivity during brushing and the presence of recessions in the fifth sextant.

The use of PRF as a graft biomaterial in vestibuloplasty is a valid and effective option as an alternative to secondary epithelialization of the surgical site, as well as to FGGs, with acceptable results in terms of KT gain and root coverage, and with minimal postoperative discomfort.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:gingival recession, platelet-rich fibrin, vestibuloplasty
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):gingival recession, platelet-rich fibrin, vestibuloplasty
Subjects:Medical sciences > Dentistry
Medical sciences > Dentistry > Orthodontics
ID Code:74607
Deposited On:15 Sep 2022 13:47
Last Modified:16 Sep 2022 08:06

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