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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 255-258

Gingival epithesis in periodontally compromised patient for esthetic solution


Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

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Filiz Keyf
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.195674

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Gingival recession caused due to periodontal disease disturbs patients because of sensitivity and esthetics. Gingival epithesis may be fixed or removable and can be made from silicones, acrylics, composite resins, or ceramics according to what is best suited for the case. The gingival epithesis is esthetically appealing and easy to maintain. This case report describes the fabrication and using of a gingival epithesis as a treatment modality to recreate the lost soft tissue esthetics.


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