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Clinical Trial Summary

Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) or connective tissue graft (CTG) in papilla reconstruction (PR) with semilunar incision (SI) technique. Materials and Methods: A total of 55 sites (27 CTG and 28 PRF) from 20 patients who underwent PR with either PRF or CTG placed with SI in the maxillary anterior region were included in the study. Baseline (BL) and follow-up (T1( first month), T3 (third month), T6 (sixth month)) clinical data including periodontal evaluations (gingival index (GI), plaque index (PI), papillary bleeding index, pocket depth (PD), keratinized tissue width (KTW), gingival recession), papilla-associated recordings (alveolar crest-interdental contact point (AC-IC), alveolar crest-papilla tip (AC-PT), papilla tip-interdental contact point (PT-IC), papilla height loss (PHL), interdental tissue stroke (ITS) and papilla presence index (PPI)) and patient satisfaction were analyzed.

Clinical Trial Description

PT-IC was taken as the primary outcome measure. Normal distribution was assessed by histogram and Shapiro-Wilk test. Continuous variables were represented as mean±SD whereas the categorical variables were reported as numbers and percentages. Chi-square test was used for the comparison of the categorical variables. Since the data was normally distributed, Friedman test was used to analyze the time-dependent changes in both groups and the inter-group comparisons were made with Mann-Whitney test. Generalized Estimating Equation was used for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, time-dependent changes, and the difference between two methods. Data analysis was performed in IBM SPSS Statistics Version 23, and p<0.05 was considered as a significance threshold. ;

Study Design

NCT number NCT05207696
Study type Observational
Source Hacettepe University
Status Completed
Start date September 5, 2018
Completion date December 18, 2018