Does Evidence Support a Combined Restorative Surgical Approach for the Treatment of Gingival Recessions Associated With Noncarious Cervical Lesions?

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Gingival recessions are frequently associated with noncarious cervical lesions. Combined restorative surgical approaches have been suggested for the management of these combined defects. The aim of this review was to analyze the current evidence on the effectiveness of these combined restorative surgical approaches.


A systematic review of randomized controlled studies published from January 2006 to June 2016 was performed.


Ten articles comparing combined restorative surgical approaches to surgery alone were included. Both the procedures showed similar outcomes in term of root coverage but the combined restorative surgical approach achieved better result in the reduction of dentin hypersensitivity. In combined restorative surgical treatments, resin-modified glass ionomers showed better antimicrobial properties but poorer esthetic outcome than resin composites.


Data to support or refute definitely the interest of combined approaches for the treatment of gingival recessions associated with noncarious cervical lesions are limited.

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