Smile Enhancement with
Gingival Graft Procedure

What is Soft Tissue Grafting?

Graft of the free gingival margin are akin to connective tissue grafts in that they also use tissue from the roof of the mouth.

However, instead of creating a flap and extracting tissue from beneath the top layer of flesh, a small quantity of tissue is taken directly from the roof of the mouth and then affixed to the area of the gums that requires treatment.

This method is typically employed for individuals with naturally thin gums who require additional tissue to augment their gum volume.

A free gingival graft is placed over the receding gum.

Why Gingival Graft?

Gum recession can cause tooth sensitivity, aesthetic concerns, and even dental issues. The free gingival graft is an effective solution, as it uses tissue from the palate to build up and strengthen the receded gum area.

Candidates for Gingival Grafting

Individuals with gum recession issues or those seeking cosmetic enhancements for their smile are potential candidates. A detailed assessment by your dentist will determine your eligibility. This is specifically indicated for those with thin gums and need additional soft tissue to enlarge the gum area.

Benefits of Gingival Grafting

Restored Gum Health

By tackling gum recession, free gingival grafting safeguards your teeth from potential harm and reduces tooth sensitivity, leading to an overall improvement in oral health.

Enhanced Smile Aesthetics

Gum recession can negatively affect the appearance of your smile. A successful free gingival grafting procedure results in a more even and attractive gumline, revitalizing your smile.

Boosted Self-Confidence

A beautiful smile boosts self-confidence and enhances your self-image, making free gingival grafting an excellent option for individuals seeking a more positive self-presentation.

The Gingival Graft Procedure

Initial Evaluation

Before undergoing a free gingival graft, our experienced dental team will assess your specific needs and goals, ensuring that this procedure is the right choice for you.

Procedure Overview

The free gingival graft procedure involves the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  2. Tissue Extraction: A small piece of tissue is taken from the palate.
  3. Graft Placement: The harvested tissue is carefully attached to the area with gum recession.
  4. Suturing: Sutures are used to secure the graft in place.

Payment Plans

Explore your payment plan options below or reach out to our friendly team for more information. We also have received 5-star reviews on Google, which is a testament to our quality service.

Interest-Free Payment Plan Options:

  • Q Card or Q Mastercard: Ideal for treatments over $500, offering 18 months of interest-free payments. This allows you to receive the necessary treatment without an immediate financial burden.

  • Zip Interest-Free: If your treatment costs are under $800, Zip is an excellent choice. You can spread the cost over 4 fortnightly payments with no interest or additional fees.

  • WINZ Support: For those with limited income or receiving benefits, Work and Income (WINZ) can provide financial support for dental treatment. We offer quotes for you to take to WINZ, and once your treatment cost is covered, we can begin the treatment, typically within 2-3 days.

Don't let financial worries hold you back from maintaining your oral health.

Recovery Process

Care Instructions

The recovery period after a gingival graft typically spans a few weeks. To promote healing and ensure the success of the procedure, it's crucial to:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene to prevent infection.
  • Avoid consuming hot or spicy foods to prevent irritation.
  • Adhere to prescribed medications for pain management.

Healing Process

During the initial days of recovery, you may experience some swelling, discomfort, and mild bleeding. However, as your gums heal, you'll begin to notice significant improvements in both gum health and aesthetics.

Follow-Up Appointments

Our dental team will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that your gums are healing as expected. These appointments are vital for the long-term success of the gingival grafting procedure.

Contact us to book a consultation appointment for Gingival Graft.

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