Gingival Biotype- It’s Significance in Dentistry
Keywords:Biotype, Gingiva, Probe, TRAN, CBCT, Thick, Thin.
This review provides an overview about gingival biotype, its characteristics and various methods available
for its determination. In recent years, gingival biotype has become a subject of considerable interest in
the era of esthetic-driven dentistry. Gingival biotype is a genetically determined trait that describes the
faciopalatal thickness of gingiva. Various methods for measuring biotype have been suggested. Routine
dental procedures subject the gingiva to various insults and the biotypes behave differently to it. Therefore,
gingival biotype can provide clinicians with an insight into the precautions that are necessary during tissue
handling to avoid undesirable treatment outcomes.