Soft Tissue Grafting

Soft Tissue Grafting

Soft Tissue Grafting

What Is Soft Tissue Grafting in Denver and Centennial?

Soft tissue grafting is done in patients who are experiencing excessive gum recession. As the gum recedes the roots of your teeth become exposed, and most individuals experience sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods. The two main goals of soft tissue grafting are to thicken the existing gum tissue along with covering the exposed root.

Why Do I Need Soft Tissue Grafts?

There are numerous benefits to receiving soft tissue grafts and thanks to new dental technologies they are less intrusive while offering more predictable outcomes. Read below to learn more about the benefits of soft tissue grafting.

  • Improved gum health – Soft tissue grafting can help stop bone and tissue loss while protecting exposed roots. The best results are seen when done in combination with deep cleaning procedures.
  • Increased comfort – patients with root exposure often suffer from discomfort when enjoying hot or cold foods/drinks. By covering the exposed root with a soft tissue graft we can help decrease the sensitivity.
  • Improved aesthetics – many patients who suffer from gum recession feel their teeth appear uneven in size. When soft tissue grafting is performed your smile will appear more symmetrical by re-augmenting the gums.

Common Types of Soft Tissue Grafting

  • Connective tissue graft is most commonly done to correct root exposure or larger areas. The subepithelial tissue is sutured to the grafting site.
  • Free gingival grafts are done to thicken existing tissue. This is achieved by removing a strip of tissue from the roof of the mouth and then stitching it to the graft site.
  • Pedicle grafts allow us to share the soft tissue between the adjacent gum and the affected site. This type of graft typically yields excellent results.

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