It might just look better, too.
Chao Pinhole ® Surgery Can Look Better
One of the problems with any grafting procedure is finding tissue at the donor site that matches the tissue at the recipient site. As we shall see, there are a number of potential problems in this respect when it comes to a gum graft.
But with the Chao Pinhole ® Surgery technique, receding gums are treated with local gum tissue, so the tissue always look right.
Graft Color May Not Match
The roof of your mouth may look like it’s the same color as your gums, until you put the one right next to the other. Then you may realize just how different the donor site is from the recipient site. Then you can end up with a graft that just doesn’t match.
Sometimes, too, the process of cutting the tissue away and stitching it in place can lead to changes in the color of the graft. It can turn darker and lighter in color, so that even if it started out the same color, it might end up looking off.
Texture Can Be a Problem
The surface of your mouth and your gums are designed for different purposes. This is partly reflected in their structure, which can be very different. On the roof of your mouth there are special structures called “rugae.”
These rugae can be a challenge for your gum graft procedure, since a gum graft that includes not match the recipient site.
Stitches Can Interfere
TRaditionally, stitches are used to secure the gum graft in place, and they work well, but they aren’t always flawless. Cosmetic defects associated with stitches include scarring, incomplete, or irregular healing. In the very visible portion of your smile where grafting is typically done, this can lead to a very visible defect.
Another challenge that dentists often can’t overcome in a traditional gum graft is the shape of the graft. It can be hard to get the shape right, and if it’s not done right, people will have to have a second cosmetic gum procedure to achieve the proper shape.
Attractive Gum Rejuvenation
If you have experienced significant receding gums, Chao Pinhole® Surgery can restore your gums to an attractive, healthy appearance. And it’s a lot easier than traditional gum grafting.
If you’d like to learn whether you’re a candidate for this exciting new procedure, please call (614) 848-5001 for an appointment with a Columbus, OH cosmetic dentist at the Center for Family & Cosmetic dentistry.