Creation of a zone of immobile connective tissue with acellular dermal matrix allografts

Academic Article


  • Acellular dermal matrix allografts (ADMs) have been hypothesized to create a zone of immobile connective tissue (ICT) extending apical to the mucogingival junction (MGJ). This 12-month prospective randomized trial investigated the presence of ICT after the use of two commercially available ADMs with coronally advanced flaps in the treatment of Miller Class I and II recession defects. This study demonstrated that the use of either type of ADM resulted in predictable root coverage and a zone of ICT extending apical to the MGJ by 1.88 to 2.69 mm. Hence, minimal keratinized gingival width should not preclude the use of ADMs.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 10791954
  • Author List

  • Abou-Arraj RV; Kaur M; Vassilopoulos PJ; Geurs NC
  • Start Page

  • 570
  • End Page

  • 579
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 4