Gums can wear down and recede for many reasons. If this happens your teeth may become temperature-sensitive. But that’s just the beginning. Left untreated, gum recession increases your likelihood of tooth decay, gum disease, tooth mobility, and even tooth loss. As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Rebecca Wagner has the specialized training and extensive experience to treat all soft tissue problems. With a variety of innovative gum graft techniques, she can replace the gum tissue you’ve lost, making your smile whole again. Her goal is comprehensive gum restoration—the esthetics, comfort, and health. If you need a gum graft in Chambersburg, PA, think of Dr. Wagner first.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Misaligned teeth (malocclusion)
Teeth grinding (bruxism)
Gum grafting options
Dr. Wagner fully restores your gums by placing organic materials or by regrowing them. The end-results are healthier gums and a more confident, balanced smile. Few dental practices offer so many cutting-edge options for a gum graft in Chambersburg, PA!
With GTR Dr. Wagner protects your gum graft during healing through the use of a biocompatible mesh. The mesh separates the gum and bone, enabling the gums to heal without interference from the slower-healing bone.
Dr. Wagner can replace your lost gum tissue with healthy tissue from your own body. This may come from the roof of your mouth or from other teeth with excessive gum coverage. The new tissue is attached to the recessed area and gradually grows together with it.
This is a gum graft with tissue taken from another person. Healing can take longer than with autogenous tissue, but this method is generally as effective. This effective option enables Dr. Wagner to leave all of your healthy tissue intact.
If you don’t have enough gum tissue for grafting, Dr. Wagner can use an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) instead. AlloDerm® is a mesh-like material derived from other human donors. This option also leaves all of your existing healthy tissues untouched.