Allograft or Alloderm is a connective tissue graft in which a donor material is used instead of harvesting the tissue from the patient’s mouth. The benefit of using an allograft is there is an infinite (or almost) volume of tissue that can be used whereas there is a limit to how much tissue is available on the roof of the mouth. Additionally, there is only one surgical site (graft site) required, removing the need for donor site access.
Allograft Case 1
Patient presents with recession on teeth #8, 9, 23, 24, and 25. Following allograft, there is a significant increase in tissue thickness and root coverage.
Allograft Case 2
Patient presented with generalized recession. Alloderm was used from #3-14 and #19-30. We can appreciate the root coverage, esp. evident on teeth #6, 8, 9, 11, 19-22, and #28-29.
Allograft Case 3
Patient presents with significant recession on teeth #4-13. Alloderm was placed from sites #3-14 and near complete root coverage was achieved on all teeth.
Allograft Case 4
Patient presents with localized recession #20 and #21. Following grafting, full root coverage was achieved.
Allograft Case 5
Patient presents with recession on the right side, teeth #3-5, 28, and 29. Full root coverage was achieved with Alloderm.