What Happens During a Soft Tissue Grafting Procedure?
There are three types of soft tissue graft procedures. The method used during your procedure will be based on your individual needs.
Free Gingival Graft
This type of graft involves using a small piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth on the exposed area to promote natural gum growth. It is usually performed to reinforce or thicken existing gum tissue and is often used on patients with thin gums.
Connective Tissue Graft
The most common grafting procedure, it uses tissue from the mouth to cover exposed tooth roots. This method produces an aesthetically pleasing look, as the surrounding tissue blends well with the grafted tissue and can alleviate sensitivity.
During this procedure, soft tissue is shared between the affected area and adjacent gums, leaving blood vessels intact, providing excellent results. It is typically used for patients with less severe gum recession or patients with a large amount of gum tissue in the area.