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Can a Gum Graft Help Improve Your Smile?

Posted on 6/13/2018 by David Mugford
Gum Graft The Mugford Center MD 21114-2033One of the most important features people have is their smile. A smile can convey so many different messages. People who struggle with the way their smile looks often lose the ability to express themselves. If they suffer from gum disease, they may struggle to show off their smile.

If they hear about the idea of a gum graft they will wonder if it can bring back the smile they are proud of. This is what they need to know.

What is a Gum Graft?

To know whether a gum graft can improve your smile, the first thing you need to know is what a gum graft is. Gum grafts are a surgical procedure to repair the damage caused by gum recession.

Receding gums are a result of different issues, including gum disease, trauma and overly aggressive brushing and flossing. The loss of gum tissue can alter the appearance of an individual and will affect their smile.

A gum graft replaces the missing tissue of the gums that result from gum recession. The tissue can come from different areas of the individual. The most common oral tissue used for grafts comes from the palate It is also possible to use donated tissue for the graft.

The desired result of the gum graft is to create an even gum line without any gaps. It can provide help strengthen the teeth and can stop the spread of gum disease. That will allow a person to regain the smile they want. Gum grafts typically take about 6 weeks to completely heal.

If you do not like your smile because your gum lines have receded, contact our dental professionals. They can offer you the advice you need to find the best way to get the smile back on your face. If gum grafts are the best way to do that, they will offer you advice on how to get the procedure done.
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