They are utilized to correct aesthetical problems such as:
- Jaw recession with the exposition of roots,
- To reduce sensibility of exposed roots,
- To prevent additional recessions when keratinized gums are missing,
- To correct asymmetric gums after dental extractions.
How is the grafting performed?
After the anesthesia is administered the grafted tissue is extracted from the palate or from behind the top molars (tuber) and positioned with tiny stiches on one or more recessions.
The graft is mainly for patients who have periodontal problems with insufficient gum tissue, with bone loss or with bad personal hygiene.