Soft-tissue grafting is used to restore gum tissue that has receded to a level where the tooth root is exposed and to prepare smiles for restorative treatments. The surgeons at Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery have performed countless tissue grafting procedures. You can rely on their expertise and dedication to deliver safe, reliable results.
When is a gum graft needed?
Gum tissue provides a natural barrier against bacteria and trauma. When gum tissue recedes or is injured due to trauma, bacteria can invade and cause oral and overall health problems. Additionally, exposure of a tooth root can cause sensitivity to heat and cold, making eating and drinking uncomfortable. The root may also become susceptible to decay. A gum graft restores gum tissue to an appropriate level to restore optimal function, appearance, and comfort.
What’s crown lengthening?
Crown lengthening involves augmenting gum tissue to form an aesthetic and functional bond with a dental restoration, such as a crown or dental implant. Recessed gums don’t provide enough depth to secure a restoration and provide a pleasing appearance. Lengthening the gum tissue with a graft helps stabilize a crown or implant and promotes a natural, attractive look.