Obtaining predictable root
coverage has become an important part of periodontal
therapy. Various GTR techniques are explored for
treating a gingival recession defect. Since soft tissue
follows the contour of the hard tissue, sticky bone can be
a useful tool to obtain better root coverage results,
maintain space, and act as a scaffold between soft tissue
and root surface.
Methods: In this case series, 2 cases were approached with
VISTA technique for coverage of multiple Miller’s class I
defects. Sticky bone (i-prf and DMBM) was introduced
into the defect area to act as a scaffold and maintain
Results: Clinically significant amount of root coverage
was obtained in both cases. 91 percent of root coverage
was obtained with the first case whereas 78 percent of
coverage was seen with the second case.
Conclusion: Results from these case reports indicate that
the introduction of sticky bone into recession defects helps
in getting tangible results.