Splith mouth randomized control trial comparison of T-PRF and subepithelial connective tissue graft in the treatment of maxillar multiple gingival recessions

Özkan Şen D., ÖNCÜ E.

Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, vol.35, no.3, pp.449-456, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jerd.12986
  • Journal Name: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-456
  • Keywords: connective tissue graft, gingival recession, microsurgery, periodontal plastic surgery, PRF, T-PRF
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the treatment efficacy of the bilateral multiple gingival recession areas with a titanium-platelet-rich-fibrin (T-PRF) and subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) combined with a modified coronal advanced flap (MCAF) and the clinical results. Method: In the study, 118 maxillary bilateral multiple Miller I recessions were treated. Gingival index, plaque index, probing pocket depth, gingival thickness, recession height, recession width, keratinized gingival width and open root surface area were measured at baseline and at 6 months. Postoperative pain levels Visual Analog Scale, healing status, wound healing index evaluated with. The results of both groups pre and postoperative were compared. Results: The initial recession height was 2.15 ± 1.0 mm in the T-PRF group; 2.04 ± 0.80 mm in the SCTG group. After 6 months, the mean root closure rate was 61.77%, 75.31% in T-PRF and SCTG group, respectively. Clinical attachment gain was achieved in both groups compared to baseline. When the results were compared, the gains achieved in the SCTG group were statistically significantly higher. İt was determined that patient satisfaction was higher in T-PRF group and wound healing was faster. Conclusion: Considering the advantages of T-PRF such as providing effective results in the treatment of defects, patient satisfaction and rapid recovery; It can be applied as an alternative to SCTG. Clinical Significance: T-PRF can be an alternative to SCTG in the treatment of gingival recessions.