Gum Grafting, also known as Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR), may be necessary to protect your teeth from gum recession and its consequences, such as tooth sensitivity and or to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Gum grafting involves carefully placing a small amount of new tissue in an area where little or no gum tissue currently exists. The tissue used in this procedure may come from a variety of sources and would be delicately sutured in place where it’s needed. Your body’s natural recovery process takes over after the grafting procedure is complete. During this time, new blood vessels grow into the graft and help it to become integrated with your surrounding tissue.
A successful graft can reduce or eliminate these problems and restore your confident smile once again.
Following a gum graft, it’s more important than ever to practice good oral hygiene habits: Your regimen should include proper brushing technique with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, a healthy diet and regular dental and periodontal checkups with our expert clinicians. Maintaining healthy gums is essential to keeping up your overall oral health and preserving your smile.