Soft Tissue Grafting Agenda

Learning objectives

  • Learn diagnostic criteria for each graft
  • See how Connective Tissue Grafts offer opportunities to cover exposed roots
  • See how Free Gingival Grafts will predictably stop or prevent recession
  • Understand indications and limitations for each graft
  • Step-by-step technique from harvesting to suturing both grafts on pig jaws
  • Step-by-step use of specialized instruments

Indications for FGG or CTG would include:

  • Multiple teeth with root exposure
  • Crowns in the esthetic zone with thin tissue that might recede
  • Progressive recession
  • Esthetic or sensitivity concerns from exposed roots
  • Multiple teeth with root exposure in combination with minimal attached gingiva
  • Minimal attached gingiva around implants

Learn diagnostic criteria for obtaining root coverage

See uses of Free Gingival Grafts in both non-restorative and restorative applications

Learn specific suture techniques and practice on pig jaws


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