Your smile is an important part of your appearance. And though the size, shape and color of the teeth are most frequently associated with esthetics, the gums play an essential role too. When gingival tissues begin to recede, your teeth may look longer and unbalanced. Soft tissue grafting is often used to restore the gum line to its original position and to regenerate lost gingiva in order to protect the tooth surface. The resulting augmentation produces restored dental symmetry and eliminates a ‘toothy’ smile.
Did you know…that gum recession can be more than just a cosmetic problem? The root surface below the gum line is more prone to decay and tooth sensitivity when exposed. A receding gum line can put your long-term dental health at risk – potentially causing cavities, bone loss, additional gum recession, and even tooth loss.