Soft Tissue Grafting
When you think about the perfect smile, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people tend to focus on the teeth. While the teeth are an integral component of your smile, they are not the only factor. You can have beautifully straight, pearly white teeth and your smile may still not be what you had hoped. This is because your gums also play an essential role. Not only that, but your gums also play a role in the health of your mouth. They aid in keeping bacteria away from the roots of your teeth. They also aid in the stability of your teeth. When you suffer gum recession, your smile and your oral health are compromised. At Simon K. Choyee, DDS, Inc., we can restore a healthy, natural gum line with soft tissue grafting.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Your gums can recede for some different reasons.
What is Soft Tissue Grafting?
Soft tissue grafting is a surgical procedure that is performed to restore a healthy, natural gum line, which helps to not only improve the appearance of your smile but your oral health as well. In many cases, we can use tissue harvested from your own body, taken from another area of your mouth. The tissue may come from the roof of your mouth or your surrounding gum tissue. In some cases, we may need to use donor tissue taken from a tissue bank. During your initial consultation, we will assess the extent of the damage to help determine the best type of graft to meet your needs. Donor tissue is sutured over the affected teeth. As you heal, your gum tissue begins to fuse with the graft tissue, restoring a healthy, beautiful gum line.
Types of Soft Tissue Grafts
There are a few different types of soft tissue grafts that may be performed to restore your gum line.
Benefits of Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue grafting provides several benefits.
If gum recession has affected your smile and your oral health, a soft tissue graft can help. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Simon K. Choyee, DDS, Inc. today at (562) 947-4781.
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us
"I recently had to have a tooth extracted and was very nervous. Dr. Choyee and his staff went over and above to make me feel comfortable. It turned out to be an easy procedure and I was done quickly. I would definitely recommend Dr. Choyee for any oral surgery needs you may have. Dr. Choyee even called me that evening to make sure I was doing well and had no problems!"
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