Union City area dentist describes gum grafting
For many patients, the idea of gum grafting can seem like a scary procedure. However, it is a common treatment done for a variety of reasons. At the Center for Implant Dentistry in Union City, Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta can provide patients with gum grafting for cosmetic purposes or for their health and wellness.
Gum grafting is a procedure in which the gum tissue is repaired. This may be done to correct trauma to the tissues, address sensitivity or overexposure of the tooth root, or to improve the appearance of the smile if there is an imperfect gumline along the dental arch. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta provide gum tissue grafting for patients who are good candidates, which is determined during an initial evaluation. The gum grafting is done with samples of tissue from the roof of the mouth or through a tissue bank, depending on the specific needs of each patient and the size needed for reconstruction. Sometimes, special tissue-stimulating proteins are utilized in the treatment area to help the body naturally grow more tissue and bone.
At the Center for Implant Dentistry in the Union City area, Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta offer three primary types of gum grafting. These include free gingival grafts, connective tissue grafts, and pedicle grafts. Patients are welcome to ask about the type of grafting they will receive to correct the issue, and are encouraged to learn about the procedure they will undergo. Knowing what will be done with their smile is one way to ease anxiety and apprehension that many patients, young and old, experience when it comes to dental work.
If you live in or around the Union City area and want to learn more about gum grafting procedures available at the Center for Implant Dentistry, contact Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta today to book a consultation visit and evaluation. Our team is dedicated to assisting with many cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to ensure optimum health and wellness of the smile.