When it comes to appearance, much emphasis is placed on your smile. Most people what to have a healthy, bright smile that they are proud of. When they don't think they have that, they may take steps to hide their teeth and gums. Instead of hiding that smile behind a piece of paper, take the time to learn how gum grafts can help.
Damage to the Gums
One of the biggest issues when it comes to the gums is receding gums. Receding gums are a result of the aging process and gum disease. Receding gums expose more of the tooth and eventually the roots of the teeth. It also creates gaps and pockets between the teeth and gums. These spaces can allow bacteria to flourish and cause tooth decay and gum disease. It can result in broken, cracked, chipped or lost teeth. This can affect the appearance of the smile.
What Gum Grafts Offer
Gum grafts involve using tissue to cover the places where the gums recede. The tissue can come from different sources and there are different types of gum graft procedures. All grafts can help cover up the gaps and pockets of the gums.
Treating the receding gums can help not only restore the health of the gums, but also the health of the teeth. The grafts allow the teeth to reattach to the gums. This strengthens the teeth and can prevent them from falling out.
A great smile includes white, healthy teeth. It includes teeth that are not crooked, cracked, chipped or missing. It includes pink, healthy gums. Gum grafts are a way to get these things back when dealing with receding gums. Gum disease can cause spots on the gums that gum grafts can help reduce as the gums get healthier.
Gum grafts can help restore a smile, but they are only one part of the equation. Practicing good oral health habits is also important. This is what keeps the gums and teeth healthy after the gum grafts. Without this, the gum grafts will not help for long.
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