Gum recession, when gum tissue begins to pull back and expose more enamel, occurs as a result of aging, smoking, tooth grinding, gum disease, and other factors. Receding gums can leave a tooth vulnerable to decay, and it can also create an unattractive smile. Our Aurora, Colorado dentists offer advanced gum grafting to help patients with gum recession restore a healthy gum line.
Early Treatment for Healthy Gums
Each time you visit, your gums will be measured. Minute amounts of gum recession may be considered normal depending on your age. However, if we notice abnormal gum recession that could pose a threat to your dental health, we may recommend gum grafting to combat the problem and prevent future related problems. While gum grafting can create a better smile, its effects are much more than cosmetic. Keep in mind that gum tissue loss often indicates bone loss, too, and that treating gum recession can have a positive effect on the underlying jaw bone.
How Gum Grafting Is Done
Your dentist will remove a small amount of gum tissue from an indiscreet area of the mouth (often the roof of the mouth). This gum tissue is then transplanted to the problem area to restore a normal appearance. Gum grafting is often effective for halting recession completely, although in many cases it simply slows the rate of progression.
The goal of this procedure is to create a very balanced look with the relocated gum tissue, so that the gums appear symmetrical across all teeth. Dr. Yaros, Dr. Zeppelin, and Dr. Augustine are skilled dental professionals who have many years of experience improving the condition and health of gums. In some cases, a gum graft may be performed for purely cosmetic reasons as part of a smile makeover.
Find out if gum grafting is the right cosmetic dentistry option to improve your smile. Please contact the skilled, experienced dental team at Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center for a no-charge consultation. We would be honored to be your choice for exceptional dental care in Aurora.