Includes repairing gum recession (root coverage), crown elongation procedures, and ridge augmentations.
Reasons for Root Coverage:
Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots, develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession or to make prosthetic devices, such as dental implants, look natural. In some cases, they can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay and prepare teeth for orthodontic treatment. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the esthetics of your smile as well.
Ridge augmentation procedures are used to correct concavities in the jawbone where natural teeth are missing.
Reasons for Ridge Augmentation:
Ridge augmentation corrects depressions in your gum line that are unnatural looking and sometimes make you seem older than you really are. It is also used to prevent the jawbone from collapsing following tooth extraction, and helps to even out replacement teeth that may seem too long compared to adjacent teeth.