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When you think about a beautiful smile, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Many people tend to immediately think about the condition of the teeth. Ideally, a beautiful smile is one full of perfectly straight, dazzling white teeth. While an important factor, your smile also depends upon the condition of your gums. In addition to helping to provide you with a stunning smile, the gums are also important for your oral health. They protect the roots of your teeth and your jawbone by providing a tight seal around your teeth. They also help to stabilize your teeth in addition to your jawbone and periodontal ligaments. If your gums have been affected by the recession, your smile deteriorates, as does your oral health. At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we can help with gum grafting.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Gum recession can happen for many different reasons. These include:
What is Gum Grafting?
Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that is performed to restore a healthy, natural gumline. The procedure involves taking tissue from another area of your mouth, typically the roof of the mouth, or from a compatible donor and suturing it in place over the affected implant. As you heal from surgery, the donor tissue fuses with your existing gum tissue. The tissue forms a tight seal around your implant, restoring your oral health and the beauty of your smile.
Types of Gum Grafts
There are a few different types of gum grafts that may be used for a gum graft. These grafts include:
The Benefits of a Gum Graft
There are many benefits to a gum graft, including:
Gum grafting restores both the quality of your smile and the health of your mouth. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Optimum Oral Surgery Group at (856) 437-4432 today.