Treatment of Black Triangle by using a Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft 1688-1691
Jaideep Mahendra, MDS., Ph.D., PGDHM.,
Professor, Dept. of Periodontology,
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Maduravoyal, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: +91- 9444963973
One of the most difficult and elusive goals of periodontics in the field of reconstruction, regeneration and esthetic aspect of periodontal therapy is the surgical reconstruction of the lost interdental papilla. Loss of interdental papilla could result in patient complaints such as phonetic problems, food impaction, functional problems and esthetic concern. It is clinically represented by open embrasures and is often referred to as the “black triangle”. Periodontal plastic surgery offers both surgical and non surgical approaches in the treatment of “Black triangle”. This case report demonstrates complete reconstruction of the lost interdental papilla following a semilunar coronally repositioned papilla technique with 6 months follow-up.