Gum Recession occurs when the gums start to strip away from the neck of the tooth. It recedes down and exposes the roots of the tooth. The Smile Designer Dental Studio team located in Melbourne understand that this can be both a cosmetic and a functional problem. Our well located dental clinic is on the border of Thornbury and Preston, and our team are here to help listen to your concerns.
We have created our dental studios in a warm and relaxing environment. A place where our experienced team of dentists can ease your nerves and guide you through all your options and costs. Our goal is show you all your options, so that you are well informed to make the best decision for yourself.
A gum graft is a type of dental surgery that is performed to correct the effects of gum recession. It is a relatively quick and simple surgery, where healthy gum tissue is removed from the roof of your mouth and it is used to build the gum back up where it has receded.
Some people have very thin gums, that get stripped away over time due to forces from tooth brush abrasion or just from functional forces. Others don’t have enough bone to support the teeth. History of previous trauma, Orthodontic Treatment, and Gum disease can contribution to your receding gums as well.
Gums Grafts should fully heal within one or two weeks. Follow up appointments are necessary to review the success and healing of the procedure. While most gum grafts last a significant period of time, the main issue is treating the underlying issue as to why the gums had receded in the first place.
Gum Grafting can range in costs depending on the number of teeth involved and the type of procedure and grafting being used. Sometimes, a gum grafting procedure is performed as part of a bigger procedure such as a Smile Makeover or Dental Implants. At The Smile Designer, we will go through all your options and costs once we have reviewed your case. Payment options can be discussed as well.