Those who feel that their teeth are too large or who are embarrassed by the amount of tooth showing can also benefit from gum grafting procedures. If gum disease has caused a significant loss of supporting structures, gum grafting can be used to return the gum line to a more attractive level. Doing so will reduce the amount of tooth that shows and improve the overall health of the teeth and gums.
There are three types of gum grafting surgery. The type your doctor uses will depend on your own unique situation, the degree of gum disease that you have experienced, and your specific needs. In addition to natural grafts from the patient, some doctors prefer to use graft material from a tissue bank or synthetic material.