Esthetic Root Coverage: Using a Modified CAF in Combination with PRF, A Case Report

Maya Mhaske

CSMSS Dental College and Hospital, Kanchanwadi, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Kalyani Reddy *

CSMSS Dental College and Hospital, Kanchanwadi, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Introduction:  The multiple gingival recessions can lead to functional and aesthetic problems in patients. Advanced flaps are the simplest, yet are not predictable procedures for managing such conditions. The results of root coverage can be enhanced by combining the coronally advanced flap (CAF) with different regenerative techniques.

Aims: To determine the benefits of platelet-rich fibrin membrane (PRF) along with modified CAF for the treatment of Grade II Multiple gingival recession. 

Methodology: A patient with Millers' class II gingival recession in three adjacent anterior teeth having a minimum 3-4 mm width of attached gingiva., Patient was treated by using modified CAF with PRF. The clinical parameters, evaluated were , vertical gingival recession depth (VGRD), gingival recession width (GRW), probing depth (PD), clinical attachment level (CAL), were recorded at baseline, and from 1 month to 3 months

Results: VGRD, GRW, PD, CAL, improved significantly from baseline to 1 month and from 1 month to 3 months

Conclusion: The use of PRF along with modified CAF is beneficial for the treatment of mild to moderate Millers Class II gingival recessions.

Keywords: Coronally Advanced Flap (CAF), Vertical Gingival Recession Depth (VGRD), Probing Depth (PD), Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)

How to Cite

Mhaske, M., & Reddy, K. (2023). Esthetic Root Coverage: Using a Modified CAF in Combination with PRF, A Case Report. International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry, 6(2), 48–53. Retrieved from


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