The roots of your teeth are meant to be covered. Bone and gum tissue provide cavity and temperature protection for the roots of your teeth. As more and more of the population is keeping more and more of their teeth through advances in dental treatment, we are seeing more cases of gum recession.
Gingival, or gum, grafting is a procedure that we do to replace missing gums over exposed root surfaces. Thereby, helping you to maintain the teeth that you have and preventing more extensive and expensive treatments.
It may be hard to believe but sometimes people have too much gum tissue. This excess of gum may be hiding more of your natural teeth. By dealing with the extra tissue we can give you a more ideal aesthetic smile.
Gum treatment is part of our smile enhancement treatment options that may be recommended depending on the circumstances.