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Gum Recession & Grafting

When there is gum recession, the root of the tooth often shows and is unsightly. Gum grafting is needed to restore health, but root coverage may also be desired to improve appearance. This is generally accomplished with a connective tissue graft, dermis grafts, or the use of tooth development proteins, which help provide new attached gingiva while covering the root surface.

 
recession of canine gum producing fang-like appearance Recession of canine gum, producing a "fang-like" appearance
complete root coverage with normal gum contour Complete root coverage with normal gum contour
front tooth with unsightly root exposed Front tooth with unsightly root exposed
improved cosmetics after root coverage Improved cosmetics after root coverage
root coverage upper premolar left side image one
root coverage upper premolars right side image one
root coverage upper premolar left side image two
root coverage upper premolar right  side image two

Root coverage of upper premolars, left and right

anterior recession image one
anterior recession image two

Unsightly anterior recession

recession corrected with root coverage procedure image one
recession corrected with root coverage procedure image two

Recession corrected with root coverage procedure

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