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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2013, 1(2), 45-47
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-1-2-5
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Ridge Augmentation Procedure Using Connective Tissue Graft in Esthetic Zone - A Case Report

Srinivasan Sivaprakasam1, Vijay Karuppiah1, and Ramaprabha Govindaraj1

1Division of Periodontia, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University

Pub. Date: November 15, 2013

Cite this paper:
Srinivasan Sivaprakasam, Vijay Karuppiah and Ramaprabha Govindaraj. Ridge Augmentation Procedure Using Connective Tissue Graft in Esthetic Zone - A Case Report. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2013; 1(2):45-47. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-1-2-5

Abstract

A common issue in tooth replacement is the ability to reestablish normal form and architecture of the hard and soft tissues before prosthesis. This is especially challenging in the anterior zone, where the replacement of a missing tooth must not only function, but esthetically match the contours of the hard and soft tissue of the adjacent natural dentition. A case report has been presented over here for a patient with class III alveolar ridge defect in the maxillary anterior region corrected with soft tissue ridge augmentation using connective tissue graft followed by a metal ceramic fixed prosthesis for the replacement of missing upper central incisor.

Keywords:
soft tissue ridge augmentation connective tissue fixed partial denture

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