We may use gum tissue grafts to replace gum tissue that has receded from the teeth, exposing a significant amount of tooth root. Patients experience gum recession for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Braces / orthodontia
  • Bone loss
  • Insufficient gum tissue due to tooth position, size, or shape
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Heavy bite force.
  • Individuals who can benefit from cosmetic gum surgery are those who may be bothered by the appearance of their receded gum line, especially if they have a high lip line. They may also be experiencing pain or sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages because of the exposed tooth roots.

Gum Grafting Benefits

Cosmetic gum surgery patients enjoy being able to smile with confidence again. Some benefits: Gum grafting allows for a more attractive smile. Gum grafting can also make the gums appear more symmetrical and appealing. With gum grafting, we can stop additional gum recession and bone loss and proactively prevent  further dental problems by protecting exposed roots from decay. After gum grafting, most patients experience reduced tooth sensitivity to heat and cold.