Connective tissue graft for edentulous saddle reconstruction in case of congenitally missing lateral incisor

Stefano Parma Benfenati

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The congenitally missing lateral incisor is very often associated with bone and soft tissue atrophy. For an esthetic solution it is almost always necessary to surgically correct the edentulous saddle in order to correct the thickness deficiency. The prosthetic solution of the congenitally missing lateral incisor through a Maryland bridge almost always demands gingival tissue reconstruction. A surgical intervention is presented, where connective tissue harvested form the tuberosity is grafted in order to correct a thickness deficiency of the edentulous saddle corresponding to a congenitally missing lateral incisor; the case will be finalized with a Maryland bridge.


Abount the Author

Graduated  in medicine and surgery in 1978 and specialized in dentistry and prosthodontics in 1981. He earned the “Master of science in periodontology” at the Boston University in 1984. He has been an active member of the Italian society of periodontology since 1987. He has been a member of the American Academy of periodontology since 1984. From 1986 to 1989 and from 1992 to 2000 he was lecturer in periodontology of the C.L.O.P.D. of the Ferrara University. Currently he is lecturer of the master’s program in periodontology at the Turin university. Private practice limited to periodontology and implantology.