Functional Soft Tissue Grafting

Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root canals, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases.

Functional Soft Tissue Grafting replaces the missing gum tissue and protects your teeth. For this reason, Soft Tissue Grafting may be recommended even for back teeth.

Cosmetic Soft Tissue Grafting

In addition to the functional problems previously mentioned, receding gums can look unsightly.

Longer looking teeth and exposed tooth roots give an "old" appearance to your smile. Some women actually cover their mouths when they smile for this very reason.

Cosmetic Soft Tissue Grafting can add a new youthful appearance to your smile. In your initial consultation with Dr. Rosenberg , he will thoroughly explain what can be achieved in your particular case.

Classical soft tissue grafting utilizes tissue obtained from the palate to be placed elsewhere.  Although this is the gold standard, very nice results can be obtained utilizing sterile donor tissue which eliminates the need for a secondary wound site and therefore reduces post-operative discomfort as well as treatment time in extensive cases. 



Lower Left Bicuspid 

Lower Left Bicuspid

Pre-operative lower left cuspid

post grafting lower left cuspid

Pre-Operative Gingival Recession
Lower Left

Post-Operative Root Coverage

Upper Left Gingival Recession and Root Abrasion

Post Soft Tissue Grafting &  Prior to Restorations


Post-operative donor tissue graft

silver tattoo & hopeless tooth


tooth extracted, bone & soft 
tissue grafting & implant placed



excellent aesthetic result with
a single crown

restorative dentistry John W. Hall D.D.S.

Vienna Office 8308 Old Courthouse Road, Unit D
Vienna, VA 22182
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