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Gum Grafting – Randolph, NJ

Maintain Healthy Gums
with Grafting & Reduction

 

The teeth may be the stars of your smile, but gum tissue provides a vital support system that needs to be maintained over the years. Over time, gum tissue may pull away from the tooth roots, which can create not only health problems, but aesthetic concerns as well. Patients with excessive gum tissue may also want to make changes to escape an overly "gummy" look. No matter what your needs are, our dentists are happy to lend a helping hand with reduction or gum grafting here in Randolph, NJ! 

What is Gum Grafting
and Reduction?

Closeup of smile after gum grafting treatment

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.

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