Periodontal plastic microsurgery can be performed to improve the aesthetic appearance of intraoral tissues visible in the smile area such as in cases of gingival recessions, pigmentations, gingival hyperplasias, amalgam tattoos and residual tissue defects due to destructive processes.
Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover exposed roots but also to rebuild the tissue that has been lost. Soft tissue is taken from the palate or other intraoral areas.
The intervention is almost painless and there is no possibility of rejection or transmission of infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis. The tissue taken from the donor area spontaneously reforms in a few weeks.
What are the benefits of "mucogingival plastic surgery"?
The soft tissue graft reconstructs lost tissue and prevents further progression of the gingival recession and alveolar bone. Gingival grafts reduce dentinal sensitivity and prevent the formation of root caries. Not least, they improve the aesthetic appearance of the gingival line and of the smile in general.