Gum Grafting

At Montana Dental Arts in Missoula, MT, we prioritize your gum health with expert gum grafting services designed to enhance both the function and aesthetics of your smile.

Gum Grafting in Missoula, MT

Gum grafting is an effective treatment for receding gums, which can expose the roots of your teeth, leading to sensitivity and potential damage. Our skilled team utilizes the latest techniques to transfer healthy gum tissue to the affected areas, promoting regeneration and improving gum coverage. This helps protect your teeth from decay and results in a more even and appealing gum line.

Dr. Wilcox has completed gum grafting training at the Center for Advanced Dental Education by Dr. Edward P Allen and associates. With gum grafting, we can help you achieve a healthier mouth and a more confident smile. Trust us to provide gentle, precise care tailored to your dental health needs.

3D illustration of dental health care showing a close-up view of a dental probe checking gum health near the lower molars, emphasizing the need for gum disease treatment, set against a pink gum background.
  • How much does gum grafting cost?

    The cost of gum grafting at Montana Dental Arts starts at $1,200 and varies depending on the number of teeth that need treatment. The price can increase based on the extent of grafting required; multiple sites may need more grafting material and longer surgery time. This tailored approach ensures that each patient receives the specific care needed for optimal dental health and aesthetic outcomes.

  • Does gum grafting require a second surgical site?

    No, in the past, this treatment required removing tissue from the roof of the mouth. We use a material obtained from a certified tissue bank called Alloderm. This material has been prepared and tested for safe transplant and has a 25-year track record of success. Over the course of 12 months, your body will completely resorb and replace the material with your own cells. This material is also widely used for other surgical applications.

  • Are there any complications with gum grafting?

    Gum grafting is generally a safe procedure, and complications are uncommon. However, as with any surgical intervention, there is a risk of infection, which is the most common complication associated with gum grafting. Montana Dental Arts employs a proactive approach to minimize this risk and enhance healing. We prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection and recommend using PerioSciences Antioxidant Provantage Gel. This gel helps optimize the healing process, ensuring a smoother recovery and better overall patient outcomes.




Interested in Gum Grafting?

If you would like to know more about gum grafting and other forms of dental care, please reach out to our office and we would be glad to assist you further.

Montana Dental Arts

1920 S Russell St.
Missoula, MT 59801
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Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed



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