Procedure Overview

Soft tissue grafting in the setting of implant placement is commonly needed to give the gum tissue a natural appearance. Typically, after a tooth is removed the bone shrinks in the region, but also, the tissue may scar leaving an unnatural appearance.

Soft tissue grafts are divided into three categories

Connective-tissue grafts

During the procedure, a small incision is created at the roof of your mouth (palate) and tissue from under the flap is retrieved and secured to the area of need. The roof of mouth heals within a few days.

Free gingival grafts

Like a connective-tissue graft, free gingival grafts involve the use of tissue from another area in the mouth. However, instead of making a flap and removing tissue under the top layer of flesh, a small amount of tissue is removed directly from the roof of the mouth and then attached to the gum area being treated.

Pedicle grafts

In this procedure, instead of taking tissue from the palate, the flap is only partially cut away so that one edge remains attached. The tissue is then attached to the area being treated. This helps maintain a good blood supply to the area that is being treated.

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Digital Workflow Process


Photographs, CBCT, Intraoral scan

Virtual Show & Tell

Custom parts ordered and design completed

3D Printed Surgical Guides

Planned with your dentist/denturist and our laboratory and implant partners

Surgery Day

Surgical Suites or Operating Room​ prepared. Options for awake, IV sedation or General anesthesia​ with in house Anesthesiologist for larger reconstructive surgery.

Surgery Follow Ups

Coordinated prosthetic solutions with your dentist/denturist and our laboratory and implant partners

Surgical Excellence



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