Gum disease and Gum Surgery: Gum Shrinkage Correction This patient had several millimeters of gum shrinkage (recession).
We grafted material (connective tissue graft) to recover the shrunken area.
This has several advantages; it strengthens the support of the tooth, it looks much better, it decreases sensitivity, and it prevents the situation from worsening.
Note how the yellow root below the silver filling is nicely covered up in the second photo.
Many people get this service on multiple areas of their mouth.
*These are individual results only. Please confirm with your dentist if this outcome is likely for you.*