Liberia Libertina Dsouza1, Sandeep Anant Lawande2*, Kathleen Manuela Dsouza3 and James Samuel4
1Former Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
2Professor, Department of Periodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
3Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
4Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
*Corresponding Author: Sandeep Anant Lawande, Department of Periodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
Received: February 27, 2023; Published: March 18, 2023
Interdental papillae form part of the gingiva that occupy the cervical embrasures of the interdental papillary house. Absence or loss of interdental papillae gives rise to cosmetic defects known as “gingival black triangles” that complicate phonetics, lead to plaque accumulation, lateral food impaction, dental hypersensitivity and root caries. Although numerous non-surgical and surgical techniques have been attempted, reconstruction of interdental papilla remains daunting task in aesthetic procedures.
In this case report, class I defect was corrected by composite resin restoration. Whereas, the class II defect, treated using composite resin restoration and periodontal plastic surgical technique demonstrated an adequate gain in the papillary height and volume, increased keratinisation and complete recession coverage of the affected teeth at 1 year follow-up. However, increased contact point to the bone crest distance and large surface area to be reconstructed resulted in near complete fill of class II defect. Hence, this interdisciplinary approach satisfied the patient’s aesthetic requirement.
Keywords: Gingival Black Triangles; Sub-Epithelial Connective Tissue Graft; Papilla Reconstruction; Interdental Papilla; Periodontal Plastic Surgery; Composite Resin
Citation: Sandeep Anant Lawande.,et al. “Reconstruction of Interdental Papillae using Composite Resin Restoration and Modified Coronally Advanced Flap Technique with Sub-Epithelial Connective Tissue Graft- A Case Report with 1- Year Follow-Up".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.4 (2023): 54-57.
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