Clinical StudiesComparison of Two Screw-Retained Free Gingival Grafting TechniquesVieira, Bruno Seemann*; de Oliveira, Alessandra Rasquel*; Rodas, Miguel Riquelme†; Maia, Luciana Prado PhD‡; dos Santos, Pamela Letícia PhD†; Silveira, Elcia Maria Varize PhD†Author Information *Pinelli Henriques Center West School (COPH) †Sagrado Coração Univeristy (USC), Bauru ‡University of Western São Paulo (UNOESTE), Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Elcia Maria Varize Silveira, PhD, Office of the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (PRPPG), Sagrado Coração University (USC), Rua Irmã Arminda, 10-50-Jardim Brasil-CEP: 17011-160, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received 27 September, 2016 Accepted 21 October, 2016 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p 746-749 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003460 Buy Metrics Abstract Free gingival graft is a predictable technique for increasing the amount of attached gingiva and root coverage; however, its use is limited for cosmetic reasons. To overcome this issue, this study sought to compare 2 free gingival graft techniques that use oral screws to attach grafts. Free gingival graft was performed on teeth 44 to 46 using the traditional technique, while on the opposite side, on teeth 34 to 36, partly epithelialized free gingival grafts were performed. The partly epithelialized free gingival grafts were found to provide better cosmetic results relative to the completely epithelialized free gingival graft, and the use of stabilizing screws was found to be simple and effective. © 2017 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.