Gum Grafting Restores a Healthy Gum Line
Gum recession may be caused by gum disease, parafunctional habits like teeth grinding, tobacco use and genetics, among other factors. Regardless of the source, returning the gum line to a healthier position on the teeth protects root surfaces from damage and creates a younger-looking smile. At Brockton Dental Group, our multi-specialty team has advanced experience in treating gum recession with proven gum grafting techniques. Gum grafting effectively reverses the effects of gum recession by replenishing lost tissue. To perform gum grafting, our doctors carefully harvest tissue from your own mouth or other biocompatible sources. We cover exposed tooth roots by suturing new tissue to the existing gums, returning the gum line to a proper level on the teeth. Over time, the new tissue blends with surrounding areas and health is restored to the gums.