Gum Grafting

Tissue Grafting to Reverse Gum Recession

Gum grafting, also referred to as periodontal plastic surgery, is a common, often minimally invasive solution to correcting the health and appearance of gums that have begun to recede. While there are many potential causes for gum recession (including periodontal disease), treating it doesn’t always require extensive treatment. For example, if your gums have begun to recede because of age, then a gum graft may be enough to restore them. However, if it’s a symptom of gum disease or other oral health condition, then gum grafting may just be one part in your custom-designed treatment plan.

How Gum Grafting Works

When your gums recede, or pull away, from your teeth, they can expose your sensitive teeth roots to harmful irritants like oral bacteria and food particles. Not to mention, they can also dramatically affect your smile’s overall appearance, causing it to appear uneven despite having properly aligned teeth. Correcting the issue with gum grafting means grafting biocompatible donor tissue onto the affected area of your gums, restoring their full, healthy appearance and the effective seal over your teeth roots. If you do not have gum disease, then completing a gum graft can also reduce your risks of developing it in the near future.

Build Up Your Smile with Gum Grafting

For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, today at 713-668-9119. We proudly welcome patients who live in Bellaire, Houston, West University/Southside Place, Southwest Houston, the Galleria area, and all surrounding communities.