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The Different Types of Gum Grafts


Posted on 4/11/2022 by Amir Hosseini, DDS
The Different Types of Gum GraftsGum grafting will help the growth of new tissues on the gum and this is to ensure that you can have a dental implant. When having implants, you need enough and dense jawbone so that the implants can be supported. The gum grafting procedure is done after extraction or during implant surgery.

Connective tissue Grafts


The connective tissue gum graft is a pouch formed in the existing gum tissue. A small incision of the flap is made on the mouth roof where a layer of the connective tissue is removed. The tissue is placed on pouch and flap on roof of mouth stitched down. A graft heal as the new tissue gets nutrients from the pouch and new tissue grows on exposed tooth root.

Free soft tissue autogenous Graft


Just like connective tissue graft, a small pouch is formed on gum tissue that is in existence. This tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth directly .and grafted on a pouch at the base of the root.

Double papilla Subepithelial Graft


These kinds of grafts involve making an incision of a papilla that is healthy on the side of the affected gum and lifting the papilla slightly. An incision is made on the roof of the mouth to form connective tissue and is placed under the tooth on the raised papilla.

Pedicle Graft


These grafts are detached on gum tissue below or above the teeth pulling it over to exposed teeth. Gum tissue is sutured and remains in place. The tissue gets stretched and later regains normal density as healing continues. The grafts are used when there is healthy gum tissue around the teeth.
Our dental experts will be ready to graft your gums if you need to have dental implants. Visit us to have healthy teeth and gums.



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