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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 556-558

Combined soft and hard tissue augmentation for a localized alveolar ridge defect


1 Department of Periodontology, Kanti Devi Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Malaysia
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Kanti Devi Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Srinivas Sulugodu Ramachandra
Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, No. 9, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains, Selangor, Kota Damansara, PJU 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Darul Ehsan, 00601115417228
Malaysia
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Source of Support: Dr. Sulugodu Ramachandra Srinivas, Dr. Reetika Singhal and Dr. K.D. Jithendra have received a product grant from Dentegris International, the producers of MucoMatrixX soft tissue graft., Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.123090

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Ideal alveolar ridge width and height allows placement of a natural appearing pontic, which provides maintenance of a plaque-free environment. The contour of a partially edentulous ridge should be thoroughly evaluated before a fixed partial denture is undertaken. Localized alveolar ridge defect refers to a volumetric deficit of the limited extent of bone and soft-tissue within the alveolar process. These ridge defects can be corrected by hard tissue and/or soft-tissue augmentation. A 30-year-old male patient was referred to the Department of Periodontology for correction of Seibert's Class III ridge defect in the lower anterior region. Granulation tissue/connective tissue present at the base of the defect was removed after elevation of full thickness flap. MucoMatrixX, an animal derived, collagen based soft-tissue graft was sutured to the labial flap and bone graft was placed into the defect. If a soft-tissue graft material could be used to replace the palatal grafts, then all the possible complications associated with donor site would be eliminated and above all periodontal plastic surgery and ridge augmentation would be better accepted by patients.


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