Your smile says a lot about you and can leave a powerful, lasting impression. When most people think about a beautiful smile, they tend to think about the condition of the teeth. While bright white, straight, blemish-free teeth are important, they are not the only factor. Your gums also play a role in the quality of your smile. When your gums are healthy, they sit snugly against your teeth, providing a protective seal against bacterial invasion. If the gums begin to recede, it not only affects your smile, it can also affect your oral health. Oregon Periodontics, P.C. can help restore a healthy gumline with gum grafting.
Causes of Gum Recession
Gum recession can be caused by many different issues:
A gum graft is a surgical procedure that is designed to restore a natural, healthy gumline following gum recession. It aids in restoring both your oral health and the appearance of your smile. The procedure involves taking tissue from elsewhere in your mouth, frequently from the palate, and suturing it over the affected teeth. As you heal from surgery, the tissue grows together and fits snugly against your teeth, restoring the protective seal your gums are meant to provide.
Types of Gum Grafts
There are a few different types of gum grafts. After a comprehensive oral exam, we will determine the best type of graft for your needs:
Gum Grafting Benefits
There are several benefits associated with gum grafting:
Gum grafting restores a natural gumline, which aids in restoring your oral health as well as the quality of your smile. Call Oregon Periodontics, P.C. today to learn more and find out if gum grafting is right for you at (503) 575-7750.
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Portland, OR 97225
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