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Gum grafting is the process of applying a new layer of gingiva over the area that has receded.
Like a skin graft used on burn victims, the new tissues are harvested and moved to the location where they are needed.
This protects the area underneath and also affects the overall appearance of the teeth.
Have you ever looked into the mirror and noticed that certain teeth are starting to look “longer” than they used to be.
Almost as if the tooth is protruding/erupting out of the gums more than it was a few years ago.
It turns out that it’s not a problem with your tooth, but actually your gum tissue (gingiva) around it. We call this condition “gum recession.”
A gum graft procedure usually starts around $600 and up, depending on your gum's health and many other factors.
We highly recommend scheduling an appointment to get a full examination by the dentist to get an exact amount.
Some insurance plans will cover gum graft procedures and we can help you find out.
If you do not have dental insurance and cost is a problem we do offer very flexible payment plans, just ask us for more information.
As gums recede, they leave the root surfaces of teeth exposed ad it brings several concerns such as:
Although these concerns may not seem severe at first, untreated gum loss can ultimately result in a gradual deterioration of your overall oral health and potentially lead to loss of the affected teeth.
Root surfaces are much weaker and susceptible to infection than the strong enamel that makes up the portion of the tooth that extends above the gum line (the crowns).
Dr. Somayeh Nourian is the principal dentist at Kiwi Dental, focusing on restorative, cosmetic and dental surgeries. She has been practicing dentistry since 2006 as a family dentist and has earned the trust of many families to take care of their oral health.
She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of Biochemistry and earned her dental degree from the University of Toronto in 2006. She has a passion for dental surgeries and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants, gum grafts, Invisalign and currently part of the Ontario Dental Implant Network.