Cosmetic Periodontics

Gum Grafting

If receding gums negatively impact your smile’s appearance, Dr. Shelby Nelson may recommend gum grafting. This restorative procedure also significantly improves the health of your smile! We invite you to contact our office at (817) 738-2334 to schedule a gum grafting consultation with our periodontist.

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Gum Grafting in Fort Worth, TX

A soft tissue graft, also called a gum graft, is a gingival tissue graft. A gum graft may be needed to correct gingival recession or to improve the appearance of an uneven gum line.

During the gum grafting procedure, our periodontist stitches grafting tissue onto the area of the gums that needs additional tissue. Based on your specific needs and desires, the tissue graft may be taken from the roof of your mouth or surrounding gums or from a tissue bank. Our periodontist will help you determine which type of gum graft is best suited to your individual needs. In some cases, we may also use tissue-stimulating proteins to encourage your body’s natural growth abilities and promote faster healing.

Our periodontist may recommend a soft tissue graft if you have experienced gingival recession. The gum tissues may recede if your smile is affected by periodontal disease; overaggressive brushing may also cause gum recession. When not treated with a gingival graft, gum recession may eventually lead to tooth loss due to a lack of support from the gum tissues. A gum graft can also improve the appearance of your smile. To learn more about how soft tissue grafting can improve the health and beauty of your smile, we welcome you to contact our office today.

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