What comes to mind when you think of a healthy mouth and beautiful smile? Most people think the only thing that matters is the condition of the teeth. The gums, however, are just as important, playing vital roles in both the health of your mouth and its aesthetics. Healthy gums sit snugly against your teeth, providing them with a protective barrier, sealing out oral bacteria. When your gums recede, your smile is diminished and your oral health can quickly deteriorate. At Edelweiss Dental Implant Center, we can restore the health of your gums with gum grafting.
What Causes Gums to Recede?
There are several different causes of gum recession:
What is Gum Grafting?
Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that is performed to restore the health and appearance of your gum line. With this type of procedure, soft tissue is taken from elsewhere in the body (in the case of gum grafting, the tissue is frequently taken from elsewhere in your mouth) and sutured over the areas of recession. While using your tissue is preferable, there are some instances in which we may also use tissue from a donor or use regenerative materials.
Your surgical procedure begins with a local anesthetic. Sedation may also be used if you are anxious. Incisions are made at the donor site, and tissue removed. It is then sutured into place over the areas of recession. As you heal, your existing gum tissue fuses with the donor tissue, and they reform a tight seal around your teeth.
Different Types of Gum Grafting
There are three main types of gum grafts:
The Benefits of Gum Grafting
Schedule Your Gum Grafting Consultation
A gum graft can give you back your oral health and your beautiful smile. For more information, or to find out if gum grafting is right for you, call Edelweiss Dental Implant Center at (972) 930-5154 for your consultation today.