Soft Tissue Grafts

Soft Tissue Grafts

Gums recede for a variety of reasons, including:

Periodontal disease
Physical trauma (brushing too hard, too often or with a hard brush)
Tooth position

When gum recession is severe, the root of the tooth will be exposed, making it sensitive to hot or cold, prone to decay and aesthetically unattractive.

Finished grafting

Soft-tissue grafts cover the exposed root to prevent further recession, stop the sensitivity and improve the appearance of the tooth. In some people, gums are naturally very thin, increasing the likelihood of recession. In these cases, a soft-tissue graft will prevent future problems.

Gum graft on front tooth along with a new all porcelain crown