Gum Grafting vs Gum Contouring
Which Is Right For Me?
Coming to Cancun for gum grafting is ideal for restorative purposes, while laser gum contouring is used for cosmetic purposes. At Cancun Dental Design, we have gum specialists who will help you with all the periodontal dental care you need.
Why Getting Gum Surgery Is Worth It?
Any dental treatment performed to preserve or restore the good health of your teeth is worth it. Especially if the condition of your teeth is starting to cause you problems and dental health issues.
You may not know it, but getting gum surgery in Mexico can save your teeth as it prevents suffering other problems like periodontal disease or progressive tooth loss.
If you notice that your teeth are too exposed, or feel bad about showing a gummy smile, our gum specialists can help you to have a much better-looking smile.
Gum Surgery Cost In Mexico
Surely you are probably wondering: How much does gum surgery cost in Mexico? The average price for gum grafting and gum contouring in Mexico goes from 600 USD to 1,500 USD, depending on the technique used.
By coming to Cancun Dental Design, you can save thousands of dollars on your gum surgery compared to the average cost of gum contouring and gum graft in the U.S. or Canada.
Gum Graft Surgery Cost
When Is Gum Contouring Necessary?
If your teeth appear “too short”. Excessive gum tissue alters the way the gum line should look, which causes poor aesthetics when smiling. Gum contouring can be needed as well after a gum graft procedure to fix aesthetic unevenness due to tissue healing.
Gum Contouring In Mexico Before And After
Whether it’s a gingivectomy or a gingivoplasty, undergoing gummy smile surgery in Cancun will give your teeth an appearance as good as the ones you see here.
The Benefits of Laser Gum Contouring in Mexico
Gingival contouring is the most popular treatment in laser dentistry. Gingivectomy refers to removing infected gum tissue, and gingivoplasty refers to sculpting healthy gums to expose the teeth for cosmetic purposes.
When Is Gum Graft Surgery Necessary?
If severe gum recession is present in your mouth. Receding gums cause excessive exposure and sensitivity of the teeth, to the point of exposing the roots and debilitating the teeth´s structure. If you feel your teeth look “too long”, you will need a gum tissue graft.
The Benefits Of Gum Tissue Graft Surgery In Mexico
Getting a gum graft in Mexico may sound scary because it is a surgical procedure, but gum grafting brings many benefits both in the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth. These are some of the most remarkable benefits you can get by undergoing this procedure:
Types Of Gum Graft Procedures
Available In Cancun Dental Design
Connective Tissue Graft Surgery In Mexico
Connective tissue grafts consist of getting additional soft tissue from under the skin of your mouth palate and placing it over the exposed areas left by receding gums. This procedure is slightly more invasive than free gum graft surgery.
Pedicle Graft Surgery In Mexico
A pedicle graft involves cutting a piece of tissue from nearby healthy gums, instead of the palate, and pulling it over the receding gums to cover exposed tooth roots. Thanks to this technique the gum’s blood supply is not obstructed.
Free Gum Graft Surgery In Mexico
This gum grafting technique entails removing a small amount of tissue directly from the roof of the mouth and suturing it to the areas around the teeth where gum tissue has receded. Free gum grafting is best for patients with thin gums.
Gum Recession Treatment Will Improve Your Smile
Do your residing gums make you feel uncomfortable about your smile? We can help you get your smile’s beauty back with a gum graft treatment in a single trip.
Pinhole Gum Surgery In Mexico
The Best Alternative To Gum Graft
The pinhole gum surgery in Mexico is the best and most modern alternative to traditional tissue gum graft techniques, as it is a minimally invasive restorative treatment that provides the same benefits as the traditional gum grafting method.
After undergoing the proper training of the technique´s inventor John Chao, DDS, MAGD, our periodontists can execute this treatment to perfection and deliver excellent results while making the experience of our patients a lot easier, especially during recovery time.
Pinhole Surgery Cost In Mexico
At Cancun Dental Design, the cost of the pinhole gum surgery goes from 1,000 USD to 2,500 USD, depending on the amount of gingival recession you have. Our dentists can do as many teeth as needed, and even restore a full arch of receding gums in a single session.
How Does Pinhole Gum Surgery Work, Exactly?
The Pinhole surgery technique is performed with a specially designed pin-like instrument. First, a small-sized hole is made above the tooth, and the gum tissue is carefully loosened. allowing the gum to be placed over the exposed or receded area. Collagen is then placed through the pin-sized hole to keep the gums in place.
Pinhole Technique Vs Gum Grafting
Pinhole Gum Surgery Technique
Gum Graft Surgery Technique
|Significantly less time consuming||More time-consuming|
|Heals in a few days||Heals in 4 weeks|
|Less pain and discomfort post-op||Causes more pain post-op|
|No cuts or stitches||Conventional surgery|
|No need for harvesting tissue||Requires to harvest of tissue|
|Faster visible results||Takes longer to show the results|
Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Surgery Procedures
Is Gum Graft Safe In Cancun, Mexico?
Gum grafting is a completely safe procedure, especially at our dental clinic. We work with a holistic approach, so the commodity, safety, and overall health of our patients are the highest priority. The expertise of our dental team ensures the success of gum graft surgery every single time.
Is Gum Graft Covered By Insurance In Mexico?
Getting your gum graft surgery in Mexico might be covered by your dental insurance company. It will all depend on its availability. At Cancun Dental Design, we can help you to get your treatment covered by giving you an official document detailing your treatment. You must show this document to your insurance company and they will tell you how much percentage of the treatment cost they can cover.
How Long Do I Need To Stay In Cancun, Mexico To Get My Gum Grafts?
You will need to stay for at least 5 days to undergo your gum graft surgery in Cancun Dental Design. Over the week you will need to make 2 or 3 appointments for your dental evaluation, surgery, and post-op check-up.
What Are Gum Grafts?
A gum graft also called a gingival graft or gum tissue graft is a dental procedure to correct receding gums and provide better soft tissue support and protection to your teeth. The main objective is to provide thickness to your gums to stop bone loss and further gingival recession.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Receding gums can be caused by a variety of factors, such as gingivitis, bad tooth brushing, excessive smoking, and even a consequence of orthodontic treatments. However, not every receding gum needs surgery as long as it doesn’t cause aesthetic issues, sensitivity, or loosening of the teeth. Preventing gum recession is possible by brushing your teeth properly, as well as not smoking.
What Is Gum Disease?
Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is the consequence caused by a build-up of dental plaque that damages the soft tissue in the mouth, and, without treatment, this condition can affect your gums to become swollen, sore, or infected, and eventually make you lose your teeth.
Can Gum Graft Fail?
The failure of gum graft is extremely rare if it is for biological reasons. However, gum graft failures are mostly caused by the same issues that lead to the gingival recession in the first place: smoking, incorrect tooth brushing, and poor dental hygiene are some of the main causes of gum graft failure.
How Long Does A Gum Graft Take At The Clinic?
Gum grafting is a rather quick surgical process. It will take us from one to three hours to complete, depending on how complex your condition is and which gum grafting technique we decide to use, according to your needs.
Is Gum Contouring Painful?
Gum contouring is a painless treatment. At Cancun Dental Design, our periodontists provide you with local anesthesia and use Biolase® Waterlase iPlus to execute a painless and quick laser gum surgery procedure.
Do Gums Grow Back After Gum Contouring
Laser gum contouring is a long-term solution. The trimmed gum tissue will not grow back, but you must have good oral health to prevent a gingival recession.