Gum Reshaping and Grafting for Health and Aesthetics
Teeth and dental implants need a healthy and strong foundation of bone and soft tissue to support them, but receding gum lines and gum disease can compromise the stability of your teeth. Gum reshaping and grafting can be used to treat gum disease, improve aesthetics, and set you up for long-term oral health.
What is gum reshaping and grafting?
Patients with progressively unstable gum recession can benefit from gum grafting. The procedure replaces and/or enhances the tissue around the teeth to improve the stability and shape of gums.
Gum reshaping further improves the aesthetics of gums by contouring the shape of the tissue. This can be done as part of restorative dentistry or as a purely cosmetic dental procedure that improves the appearance of your smile.
How does gum reshaping and grafting work?
At DGY Dentistry, we use new microsurgical techniques for gum grafting that are gentle on the patient and avoid using the palate as a donor site. These procedures stabilize the gum recession, reduce root sensitivity, and improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Our dentists combine expertise and creative vision to correct uneven gum architecture and shape the gums for a more balanced smile. The approach is based on the need or desire of the patient. Grafting is to assist in regaining soft tissue support to teeth, and in some cases improve appearance within the smile line. Soft tissue contouring is used to create additional length to teeth for a more youthful appearance.
At DGY Dentistry, we focus on long-term care and aesthetics for a lifetime of good gum health. For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can contact us.