Gum Recession and Tissue Grafting
Functional Soft Tissue Grafting
Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Receding gums expose tooth roots which then are prone to tooth decay, root canals, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases.
Functional Soft Tissue Grafting replaces the missing gum tissue and protects your teeth. For this reason, Soft Tissue Grafting may be recommended even for back teeth.
Cosmetic Soft Tissue Grafting
In addition to the functional problems previously mentioned, receding gums can look unsightly.
Longer looking teeth and exposed tooth roots give an "old" appearance to your smile. Some women actually cover their mouths when they smile for this very reason.
Cosmetic Soft Tissue Grafting can add a new youthful appearance to your smile. In your initial consultation with our office, your periodontist will thoroughly explain what can be achieved in your particular case.
Dr. Hale and Nguyen uses a safe and effective grafting material known as Alloderm to augment the gum tissue. Compared to other grafting techniques, Alloderm grafting is less invasive and can be used to cover larger areas of recession.
Pinhole Surgical Technique