1st edition 2013
Hardcover, 826 pages, 4.273 images (2.000 colored)
Quintessence Publishing, Italy
Mucogingival esthetic surgery is dedicated to the treatment of mucogingival esthetic alterations. These may be caused by gingival recession, often in association with abrasion and/or root caries or, conversely, altered passive eruption. The aims of mucogingival esthetic surgery may also be to augment gingival width and height around prostheses or implants and to fill out edentulous ridges. Techniques for edentulous ridge augmentation
are addressed in the second volume. This volume describes and illustrates mucogingival surgical techniques as applied to native teeth or implants, with the chief aim of satisfying the patient’s esthetic requirements.
Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli
This beautifully illustrated book explains the art and science of esthetic surgical techniques on the mucogingiva around natural teeth and implants. The author draws upon his extensive experience to show readers how to diagnose and treat mucogingival defects, with detailed coverage of the diagnosis of and the surgical options for covering varying degrees of gingival recession. The text features protocols for the treatment and preparation of root caries and noncarious lesions as well as the surgical procedures to cover exposed root surfaces and increase the volume of the affected gingiva. Throughout, the author places special emphasis on minimizing patient recovery time and postoperative discomfort while achieving the patient’s esthetic goals to the best extent possible. This comprehensive volume is a must-read for those seeking to learn or refine mucogingival surgery techniques.
Mucogingival Esthetic Surgery • Diagnosis • Etiology • Pathogenesis • Prognosis • Predetermining Root Coverage • Indications for Treatment • Root Coverage Surgical Techniques • Preoperative Therapy • Root Surface Treatment • Amelogenins • Gingival Clefts • Associated Caries and Noncarious Cervical Lesions • Coronally Advanced Flap with Releasing Incisions • The Laterally Moved, Coronally Advanced Flap • Free Gingival Grafts • Two-Step Techniques • Harvesting Connective Tissue Grafts • Bilaminar Techniques • Coronally Advanced Envelope Flap • Multiple Bilaminar Envelope • Combined Technique • Restorative-Periodontal Treatment • Complex Clinical Cases • Altered Passive Eruption • Postsurgical Recommendations • Surgical Instrumentation