Healthy gum tissue protects your teeth from disease and is cosmetically important to ensure a naturally beautiful smile. Gum recession cause teeth to look longer (longer in the tooth) giving the appearance of looking older. Dr. Froum performs periodontal plastic procedures designed to rebuild lost gum, covering the roots with natural gum tissue reversing gum recession, making your smile look younger, decreasing the tooth sensitivity and reducing the possibility of root cavities.
One of the signs of periodontal disease is gum recession. Gum grafts, from other areas of your mouth or from live cell substitutes are used to reduce recession and cover exposed, unsightly roots. These grafts provide “new” gum tissue, covering unsightly recession and protecting against root cavities. They make crowns or implants look more natural. This improves the esthetics of your smile.