Gingival recession around teeth and soft tissue dehiscence around metallic implants are common grounds for dissatisfaction among patients. Exposure during smiling or function of portions of the root or implant surface are the main indications for surgical coverage procedures. Generally only the most coronal millimeter(s) of the recession is/are exposed during smiling or function, therefore the presence and/or the persistence of a shallow recession after therapy may be a problem for the patient. Thus, the goal is complete root (or implant) coverage when patients are dissatisfied with the esthetic appearance of their teeth or implant(s).
Prof. Zucchelli’s technique for the treatment of single and multiple recession defects affecting adjacent teeth in patients with esthetic demands has been shown to achieve complete root coverage in most patients, irrespective of the number of recessions treated in each intervention. You will have the opportunity to practice this technique on pig jaws, watch two live surgeries and are invited to bring your own cases for an open discussion with the expert. In this course, Prof. Zucchelli will also present his approach for soft tissue dehiscence coverage around single implants which has proven successful in fully correcting severe vertical and horizontal peri-implant soft tissue defects and achieving high patient satisfaction [8,9].