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Gum Tissue Grafting

Gum recession can happen for many reasons including brushing too hard, using a hard instead of soft tooth brush, misaligned teeth or just areas of thin gum tissue.

The biggest problem with gum recession is that as the gums move away, so does the bone that supports the teeth. This starts out slow, but progresses rapidly once it reaches a certain point. Recession eliminates the firm tissue that is tight up against the tooth and instead exposes a soft “flabby” type of tissue that is easily damaged. Replacing this firm, tough tissue is called Gum Tissue Grafting. It allows us to thicken and toughen up the receding gums and make the area resistant to more recession.

Gum Tissue Grafting Before Gum Tissue Grafting After

Traditionally tissue for this procedure came from the roof of your mouth and involved a second surgical site and an unpleasant recovery time. Instead, we use donated tissue called an “allograft.” It is better because we can work on several teeth at a time instead of just one. The donated tissue is perfectly safe and has no possibility of rejection or disease transmission. It is often used in general surgery and to treat burn victims. It is covered by your own gum tissue and is totally replaced by your own tissues within 6 months.

Gum grafting can help to improve the function and longevity of your teeth, but also give you a more attractive smile and improved periodontal health.

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What We Do for Our Patients

Whether you want a routine checkup, a complete cosmetic smile makeover or dental implants to replace missing teeth, our team will put you at ease and provide you with a great experience every time you visit.

See us for:

  • Teeth Cleaning
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Esthetic Tooth Exposure
  • Aesthetic Dentures
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Crowns
  • Gum Tissue Grafting for Recession
  • Fixed Bridgework
  • Periodontal Disease Treatment
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Root Canals
  • Removable Bridgework
  • TMJ Therapy


Trust Your Smile to the Experts

Dr. Wegner has advanced training in surgical dental implant placement as well as bone and soft tissue grafting. He can not only place dental implants, but also restore them to give you the confidence to smile and chew comfortably again. He and his team have attended state-of-the-art programs in cosmetic dentistry across the country. Together they can provide a beautiful smile that will exceed your expectations. Dr. Wegner now teaches dentists, their teams and lab technicians how to create these same beautiful smiles for their patients.