This is done by removing soft tissue from the palate (free gum graft or connective tissue graft) or by repositioning healthy gum tissue from adjacent teeth (pedicle gingival graft).
This cosmetic surgery is minimally invasive, performed under local anesthesia. The procedure is very predictable and has a high success rate.
As it is the patient’s own tissue there is no rejection, although a part of the graft necroses. This is a completely normal effect that should not alarm you.
In case of performing the coronal reposition flap technique, bruising or external swelling may occur during the 4 to 5 days following surgery.
The most relevant complication of soft tissue grafting arises when the root is not sufficiently covered, in which case the operation would have to be performed again.
If you hesitate to smile because of the exposed roots there is no discomfort with cold food. Soft tissue grafts can improve your smile, eliminate sensitivity, and also help in the prevention of root decay.
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