Gum Grafting

Don’t like to be ‘Long in the Tooth?’

Beautiful teeth need a beautiful frame.

Have you noticed receding gums around your teeth and it is causing you sensitivity or maybe you don’t like the look of have having ‘long’ teeth and you are worried if it will get worse in the future?

Gum recessions can occur on single teeth and multiple teeth. If treated early you will have a good chance of a successful outcome.

We can create a natural gum line which enhances your smile. Sometimes, having beautiful white teeth is not enough to achieve a beautiful smile. You need a “frame” around your teeth to complete the perfect picture – the gum.

At The Behrens Dental Practice, we use the most advanced techniques, which allows us to cover your gum recession.

After a thorough assessment we decide which from of gum grafting technique will deliver the best outcome for you.

We can use a graft (tissue) from the palate or use man made collagen called MUCOGRAFT (made by Geistlich). Using the new MUCOGRAFT has the benefit of not having a second wound on your palate, meaning less pain and faster healing.

It is also very easy to treat multiple teeth because we have an unlimited supply of MUCOGRAFT which is perfect to treat e.g. all lower front teeth. This is a small surgical intervention, called the “Tunnelling Technique” which does not cause any scaring.

If your gum is relatively thin, it might be better to use connected tissue from your palate and transplant it into the desired place to cover your recession.

The results are clear:

  • Stronger, healthier gums
  • Less sensitivity
  • A younger look
  • Elimination of long teeth

All treatments are done under a microscope to achieve maximum precision and results.

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Before Gum Grafting

Gum Recession Lower Front

After Gum Grafting

Gum Grafting Result