Longer teeth or exposed tooth roots can increase your sensitivity to cold and heat. And they can also look unsightly. Depending on your case, it may be possible to graft gum tissue to the exposed areas to restore the beauty of your smile.
What is a Gum Graft?
Gum grafts are procedures that treat gum recession. Gum recession can damage the teeth and surrounding structures, and it can eventually lead to bone and tooth loss. Gum grafts protect exposed bone and roots and prevent more loss. There are several types of gum grafts, including connective tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts.
Most gum grafts can be accomplished using the Pinhole Surgical Technique. This is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession, using specially designed instruments. To learn more, click here to read our Pinhole Surgical Technique page.
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