Soft Tissue Grafts and Lifts

Soft Tissue Grafts

Prevent Tooth Loss with Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Gum grafts and lifts, also known as gingival grafts or lifts, can help cosmetically enhance your gum tissue and therefore improve the impact of your smile. If you’ve got too much gum tissue, a gum lift will help reveal more of your beautiful smile, while gum grafts are often employed when receding gums have exposed a tooth root. These procedures aren’t just cosmetic, though; gum grafts can also help protect your smile from other types of damage and possible tooth loss.

Gum Grafts

Your gums can recede because of damage done by gum disease, genetic factors, brushing your teeth too hard, poor oral hygiene, the use of tobacco products, and teeth grinding. If your gums recede just a little bit, you might want a gum graft procedure to fix your uneven gum line and provide a more pleasing shape for your smile. However, if your gums recede too much, a gum graft might be of great importance to your health. Your gums help hold your teeth in place, so severely recessed gums will cause loosening of the teeth. Also, the exposure of your tooth roots can allow irritants and pathogens greater access to gum tissue and bone, possibly exacerbating oral health problems even further.

A gum graft takes soft tissue from elsewhere and grafts it onto the recessed gum. The tissue is generally taken from the palate (roof of your mouth). This tissue is then surgically stitched to the gum. When it heals, it becomes part of your gum. If there is enough healthy tissue, Dr. Fava can also take gum tissue from the elsewhere along your gums.

You can prevent gum recession and the need for a gum graft by practicing good oral hygiene routines at home, preventing gum disease with regular preventive dentistry visits, and using a soft bristle toothbrush.

Gum Lifts

Some people have the opposite problem – too much gum tissue. This causes what is often referred to as a “gummy” smile. When you have a gummy smile, people might not be able to see your teeth at all when you smile. Dr. Fava can perform a gum lift procedure at our Brampton dental office, removing excess gum tissue to reduce the look of your gums and lengthen the look of your teeth. If your gum line is uneven, a gum lift will provide contouring for a nice, even look.

Gum lifts and gum grafts both enhance your smile. If you’re unhappy with the look of your gums, contact Brampton dentist Dr. Vince Fava at Torbram Dental to discuss these gum procedures. Our patients also come to us from nearby communities, including Mississauga, Georgetown, and Woodbridge. Don’t let receding gums lead to lost teeth or a gummy smile ruin dim your appearance – we can fix both at our Brampton dental office.

Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
Daniela is a total Foodie and loves to cook and enjoys all types of cuisines. She loves Florida, Cruises, organizing things, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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