Gum grafting can be a great way to restore gum tissue and a beautiful smile. The experienced dentists at Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center can determine the best ways to restore your gums. To arrange a free consultation in Aurora, please call us at 303-751-3321.
Restoring Healthy, Supportive Gums
Gum recession occurs as the gums shrink away from the teeth, revealing more tooth structure than normal. Gum recession exposes portions of the tooth roots, which can increase tooth sensitivity. During your regular dental appointments, our dentists check your gums. If recession is diagnosed, then a gum grafting procedure may be recommended.
There are several reasons gum recession may arise:
- Gum disease
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Teeth grinding
The experienced dentists at Aspenwood Dental can determine if gum grafting is necessary. We believe in presenting each and every treatment option that will help you achieve total dental health. There is no single treatment that works for every patient, and we tailor our recommendations to the individual.
The Gum Grafting Process
Good candidates for gum grafting can enjoy the advantages of this restorative procedure:
- Creates an even gum line
- Reduces tooth sensitivity
- Restores supportive gum tissue
The benefits are two-fold: While gum recession is corrected, so too are the aesthetics of your smile. Gum grafting is sometimes included in smile makeovers because of the comprehensive restoration it offers.
The procedure involves transplanting a small graft of gum tissue to the area of recession. Our experienced dentists will walk you through each step of the process and help you decide if gum grafting is the right choice for you.
Find Out If You Are a Candidate
If you are interested in scheduling a dental checkup with our experienced dentists, including discussion of gum grafting, please call our Aurora, Colorado, practice at 303-751-3321. We have been serving Denver, Centennial and all of the surrounding areas for decades.