Soft Tissue Grafts
If your gums have receded, perhaps from periodontal disease or from aggressive brushing, you probably have exposed tooth roots. Exposed tooth roots make your teeth appear too long, and they are extra sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages.
Soft tissue grafts are used to cover roots or to develop gum tissue. For soft tissue grafts, we will take tissue from your palate or another viable source, and use the donor tissue to cover your exposed roots. Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover the roots of one or more teeth.
Soft tissue grafts can also prevent further recession and bone loss. Other benefits include protecting tooth roots from decay and infection, reducing tooth sensitivity, and enhancing smile aesthetics. Soft tissue grafts are another way we can improve your periodontal health, and give you confidence in your smile.
If you have exposed tooth roots, and you and your general dentist believe a soft tissue graft will improve your periodontal health, then please call us to schedule a consultation at any of our locations—Simsbury, Avon, or Farmington. We look forward to working with you to create a smile that maintains health and beauty your whole life.