5 benefits of a soft tissue graft

Your smile is your statement to the world! Many people smile when they’re happy, feeling loved, or as a sign of respect. But if you’re not confident in your smile, it can be hard to express these positive emotions. Uneven or receding gum lines can throw off the balance of your smile, but not to worry, a soft tissue graft can be an excellent treatment option for you! Let’s dive into the incredible benefits this simple procedure can offer you and your smile.

1. Revitalize your gums

The best benefit for those recovering from periodontal disease is how a soft tissue graft for your gums can help revitalize your gums. Whether our Board-Certified Periodontists recommend manufactured material or use gum graft donor tissue, your gums can happily accept healthy tissue to help aid them on their quest to protect your smile foundation. You may notice differences in gum color as your gum health is boosted through this procedure.

2. Improved oral health

Receding gums doesn’t just spell trouble for the balance of your smile, but they also can expose your tooth roots, making them feel sensitive and vulnerable to tooth decay. A soft tissue graft procedure will provide healthy gum tissue to act as a protective blanket in these areas and prevent further gum recession. It also makes it easier for you to brush and floss as you can follow your new healthy gum line, helping improve your oral health even more!

3. Enhanced aesthetics

This benefit will give you the biggest “WOW”! There’s a science to your smile and you’ll really see amazing results in the beauty of your smile with a simple gum graft. By restoring your natural gum line, your teeth will appear fuller and propraite, bringing balance and harmony back to your smile. You’ll feel confident once again in your smile and want to share its beauty with the world.

See these results for yourself below!

soft tissue graft procedure done by Dr. Medina

4. Gives a natural look and feel

While there are different options available for gum graft material, our periodontists will recommend the best option for your unique smile that suits your preferences. Just like dental implants look like your natural teeth, your gum graft will have the natural look and feel of your gums. Your soft tissue graft will blend in seamlessly with your surrounding gum tissue and allow you to eat and speak normally.

5. Quick recovery and minimal discomfort

So what’s the soft tissue graft recovery process like? Because this is a simple procedure, your recovery will be simple too! In fact, most patients can return to their normal activities after the procedure is done.

During your gum graft, Dr. Stilley, Dr. Mashkouri or Dr. Medina will ensure your comfort and you may feel sore, tender, or experience slight swelling after. But as your gums adjust and accept the healthy new gum tissue, any discomfort will quickly disappear. Just remember to follow your post-op instructions and give us a call if you have any questions.

Still have more questions about soft tissue grafts?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We’re always happy to discuss any of our treatments or technologies with you. Our team is here to support you and your gums!

The first step to restoring your smile is scheduling an exam with an experienced periodontist! If you’re looking for a top periodontist in Tampa or New Port Richey, we’d love to meet you!


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