Receding Gums


The tissue (gums) play important part in the esthetic of teeth and face. It is like a curtain which covers the roots of teeth and gives proper length to the crowns. The receded gums can make the crown appears longer and shows spaces between teeth.

Periodontists are trained to perform fine plastic surgeries. There are several ways by which the lost tissue can be recovered. At Valley Periodontics & Dental Implants, we use minimal invasive techniques using microscope and fine instruments. In most of the cases the gum papilla remains intact and results in a very natural looking gums and smile.

Connective Tissue Graft

Tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and grafted in deficient area. This procedure is highly predictable and provides natural looking tissue. With micro surgical procedures this procedures are performed atraumaticaly with fine instruments, which results in enhanced esthetics.

Lateral Pedicle graft

Tissue is transplanted from adjacent site. Some times a combination of connective tissue graft and lateral pedicle graft is recommended for best results.

Bio Engineered Materials

The Results of grafting procedures can be further enhanced with the addition of Bio Engineered materials. The roots and the tissue are treated with proteins, derived from developing teeth buds of animals or Growth factors which can stimulate the body cells to grow in the deficient area.


An alternative to using tissue from the roof of the mouth is to use the donor tissue like acellular dermis derived from humans. This procedure is equally effective with the added advantage of avoiding second surgery on the palate.

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Valley Periodontics and Dental Implants[edit]

104 A, 2825 Clearbrook Road

Abbotsford, BC V2T 6S3

Ph#: 604-755-3366