Types of Gum Graft Procedures
There are three main types of gum graft surgery, and the technique we use will depend on your situation and the degree of gum recession you have. The three main types of gum grafts include:
- Connective tissue grafts – utilize a tissue sample from the patient’s own mouth, typically from beneath a flap created on the roof of the mouth.
- Free gingival grafts – involve sourcing tissue directly from the roof of the mouth and attaching it to the treatment area.
- Pedicle grafts – allow for a gum graft by using the tissue around the affected tooth and stretching it over the exposed root.
Learn more about periodontal aesthetic procedures available at our practice in Manchester or Glastonbury, CT by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Vincent LaPorta or Dr. Thacker today!