Maintain Healthy Gums with Gum Grafting & Reduction
Gum tissue can recede from teeth because of gum disease, brushing too hard, or hereditary proclivity for gum recession. Strong gum tissue keeps teeth solidly anchored and looks attractive. To subsidize recessed gum tissue, a gum graft may be required. Existing gum tissue will integrate with the graft placed over exposed teeth roots. The new gum tissue will offer better support for teeth.
On the other end of the spectrum, patients with overgrown gum tissue may require gum reduction. Removing excess gum tissue can improve a person’s appearance by uncovering tooth structure, which makes teeth appear longer and larger.
In some cases, gum reduction is required prior to crown placement. This procedure is called crown lengthening.