Gum Grafting for Root Coverage
Movement of Gumline to Cover Exposed Root Surfaces.
Gum recession is very prevalent in today's society and results in teeth that appear quite long cosmetically. The gums frame the teeth and contribute enormously to a person's smile. Aside from the many biologic reasons to address gum recession, when it occurs in the front of the mouth it creates a compromised smile. Root coverage Gum grafting restores the proper gum relationships, protects the soft roots from decay or damage from toothbrushing and allows more conservative restorations to be placed, if a smile makeover is the final plan. Gum recession is a pathologic process and should be treated regardless, but the advances in root coverage grafting procedures now provide a great cosmetic benefit as well.