Connective Tissue Regeneration
When your gums recede, your oral health and your smile are significantly impacted. The gums play a crucial role in protecting the roots of your teeth as well as their supporting structures. They help to provide stability for your teeth. They also play a major role in the appearance of your smile. One of the biggest causes of gum recession is periodontal, or gum, disease. With gum disease, periodontal pockets form as your gums pull away from your teeth. This allows bacteria to travel below the gum line and attack the structures underneath, including the connective tissues. This leads to gum recession, bone loss, and even tooth loss. Solutions Dental Implants can help to restore connective tissue with connective tissue regeneration.
Other Causes of Gum Recession
While gum disease is one of the most common causes of gum recession and loss of connective tissues, there are other causes as well. These causes include
Connective Tissue Grafting
A connective tissue graft is a type of soft tissue graft that is designed to restore a healthy gum line following gum recession while also restoring adequate root coverage. This particular type of graft involves taking tissue out from under the roof of your mouth. To get this tissue, we create a small incision in the palate and remove the necessary tissue from underneath. The tissue is then sutured into place over the affected teeth. As you heal, the tissues fuse together, regenerating and restoring a healthy, beautiful gum line.
Benefits of Connective Tissue Grafting
Connective tissue grafting offers several significant benefits.
L-PRF, or leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin is another treatment designed to help regenerate tissue following gum recession. With this treatment, a small sample of your blood is taken and spun through a centrifuge. As the centrifuge spins, the blood is separated. The natural coagulation process also takes place in the center of the sample. A fibrin matrix forms, trapping platelets. Platelets contain growth factors essential for tissue healing and regeneration. The fibrin clots are then removed and pressed on a special tray, which removes excess water. What is left is a thin membrane that can then be placed over the exposed areas of your teeth to regenerate new tissue, including connective tissue.
If your mouth has been affected by periodontal disease, and your connective tissues have been impacted, connective tissue regeneration can help. For more information, call Solutions Dental Implants at (623) 556-5442 today.