Soft tissue grafts
Gingival graft and Connective tissue graft
Soft tissue grafts have been used to cover gingival recession defects but of late they have very fruitful application in dental implants. They are being used for building up bone defects in the anterior region for esthetic reasons.
The Free Gingival Graft
The Free Gingival Graft is a procedure where a thin piece of gum tissue is removed from the roof of the patient's mouth and transplanted to another site in order to create thick tough tissue or "attached gingiva".
The Sub-Epithelial Connective Tissue Graft ("Sub-Epi Graft")
A connective tissue graft is harvested from the palatal area and placed below the gum. The healing is much superior to free grafts.