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J S, Rajan K B, SP S. Ridge Augmentation Technique Using Connective Tissue Graft for the Correction Of Class III Ridge Defects for Esthetic Fixed Partial Denture Construction -A Case Report. 2012; 2 (1):31-35.
The structural loss of the residual alveolar ridge can occur as a result of congenital defects, periodontal disease, tooth extraction or surgical procedures. During healing, the overlying soft tissue collapses into the bone defects, creating contours that make it difficult or impossible to make esthetic functional prostheses. The height and width of residual ridge allow placement of pantie that appears to emerge from the ridge and mimics the appearance of the neighboring teeth. Such residual ridge contour may lead to uncsthctic open gingival surfaces (“black triangle”), food impaction and percolation of saliva during speech. There arc high incidences of residual ridge deformity following anterior tooth loss; a majority of these are class 3 defects. This clinical report describes, the soft-tissue ridge augmentation to correct alveolar ridge defect combined with fixed prosthodontics to achieve maximum esthetics and health.
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