Root Coverage of a Canine Despite Lack of Papilla

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Achieving 100% coverage of a root is difficult when the gum tissue (papilla) between teeth is missing, leaving a black triangle. Using a tunneling connective tissue graft maximizes the odds. In this case we achieved an ideal result around the canine tooth despite the lack of tissue between it and its neighboring lateral incisor. Happy Tunneling Tuesday and Happy Holidays!