The first quartile Journal of Clinical Periodontology publishes an article about a project directed by Dr Nart, to evaluate the relationship between the thickness of a flap and total coverage of the root of a tooth

08/09/17
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The main objective of this research project, undertaken by the Department of Periodontology and directed by Dr José Nart was to evaluate whether there is a relationship between the thickness of a flap and total coverage of the root of a tooth when coronal advanced flaps are undertaken in conjunction with a connective tissue skin graft.

The first quartile Journal of Clinical Periodontology publishes an article about a project directed by Dr Nart, to evaluate the relationship between the thickness of a flap and total coverage of the root of a tooth

The title of the article is “Coronal advanced flap in combination with a connective tissue graft. Is the thickness of the flap a predictor for root coverage? A prospective clinical study.” The study found that the thickness of the flap is not a predictor for root coverage when coronal advanced flaps are undertaken in conjunction with a connective tissue skin graft.  Likewise, this technique can also be an option in the treatment of fine biotypes.

To reach this conclusion, a group of researchers undertook a prospective clinical study in which various types of shrinkage were treated using a coronal advanced flap and a standardised connective tissue skin graft with a thickness of 1mm.  The use of individual splints allows conventional periodontal parameters to be measured repetitively at the same point.  The most significant result of the study was the achievement of total coverage of the root, 6 months after surgery, as well as an increase in gingival thickness and the width of the keratinised tissue.