Flap surgery in conjunction with a collagen matrix and enamel matrix derivative
mucoderm® and Straumann® Emdogain® present a possible alternative to the autologous subepithelial connective tissue graft for the treatment of multiple adjacent gingival recessions.
mucoderm® is a natural type I/III collagen matrix originating from porcine dermis with a high interconnected porosity that consists of collagen and elastin [5, 6]. mucoderm® promotes the revascularization and fast soft tissue integration and is a valid alternative to the patient’s own connective tissue [7, 8].
Straumann® Emdogain® is an easy-to-apply gel containing enamel matrix derivative originiating from non-erupted porcine tooth buds. As a component of embryonic tissues it is designed to promote predictable regeneration of hard and soft tissues lost due to periodontal disease or trauma. Straumann® Emdogain® has been shown to significantly improve complete root coverage in coronally advanced flap procedures .