GUM GRAFTING AND BONE GRAFTING
Gum Grafting and Gum Bleaching
Another cosmetic procedure where recessed teeth can be covered again by your own gum or donor gum to achieve natural esthetics. Gum grafts cover your recessed teeth, thicken the weaker tissues and teeth that are friable, and protect roots from future tooth decay. Don’t be worried about taking your own tissue - it is the best and laser technology and technique have improved so that it does not hurt from the roof of your mouth like in the past.
Techniques such as tunnelling and pinholing can be done with more finesse and gentleness with laser
Even laser bleaching of gums of people with a gummy smile can be done.
Here is an interesting article about Gum Grafting
Before and After Images:
Historically when teeth were extracted or loss due to injury, trauma or disease, the shrinking structure of the jaw bone resulted in simply inadequate room for an implant.
Fortunately today we can add & grow bone when needed. This allows us to prevent bone loss at the time of extraction, or add more bone where needed. Sinus bone can also be added in the upper jaw regions.
Bone grafting is also done in a minimally invasive manner and thus complications are minimized with higher then optimal standards to be safe, effective & successful. The grafted bone is eventually turned over and metabolized to eventually be the foundation of a future dental implant.
Before & After bone grafting – implants are now possible instead of dentures: