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Alloderm Grafting / Upper or Lower Gum Grafts

Upper Jaw Gum Graft Root Covering

Periodontal tunneling is a technically demanding but effective grafting procedure to augment or replenish lost or compromised tissue.

In this video, the procedure is being used to augment and normalize gum tissue on several teeth that have early signs of minimal root coverage along the anterior areas of the upper jaw.

The patient’s existing gum tissue does not have enough tough durable tissue to prevent further recession and bone loss. Tissue needs to be added to repair the damage and protect the maxillary bone so the teeth do not get loose.

A tunneling procedure is superior to conventional gum grafting procedures because no incisions are made in the areas of recession. Incisions made during conventional gum grafting have the problem of increased rates of failure and scarring.

A tunneling technique maintains the blood supply to the gum tissue which greatly increases the success rate and provides for a more esthetic result.

See how the gingival tissues are left intact and the graft is advanced through the tunnel into precise locations.

A proprietary suturing technique is used to create the normal snug fit for each anterior tooth while simultaneously lowering the gum line, thereby reversing the appearance of a minor receding gum line.

Gum Grafting: Root Covering Tunnel Procedure

Periodontal tunneling is a technically demanding but effective grafting procedure to augment or replenish lost or compromised tissue.

In this 5 minute video, a special graft material is tunneled across the root structures of the lower front teeth. This patient noticed her gums were receding. The patient’s existing gum tissue does not have enough tough durable tissue to prevent further recession and bone loss. Tissue needs to be added to repair the damage and protect the mandibular bone so the teeth do not get loose.

A tunneling procedure is superior to conventional gum grafting procedures because no incisions are made in the areas of recession. Incisions made during conventional gum grafting have the problem of increased rates of failure and scarring.

A tunneling technique maintains the blood supply to the gum tissue which greatly increases the success rate and provides for a more esthetic result.

See how the gingival tissues are left intact and the graft is advanced through the tunnel into precise locations.

A proprietary suturing technique is used to create the normal snug fit for each anterior tooth while simultaneously raising the gum line higher, thereby reversing the appearance of a minor receding gum line.

Next Steps: Ask Further Questions

Long Island-area residents seeking more information about dental implants, gum grafts, periodontal laser therapy or wishing to find out if they are a good candidate for any of our other services should contact Dr. Brant directly. Use the online Ask The Dentist form and Dr. Brant will respond to you directly.