Free Gingival Graft
A free gingival graft (not free as in cost) or soft tissue graft is a technique used to increase the amount of keratinized tissue or the pink, firm part of the gums. Occasionally, it can be used to cover recession defects as well.
Free Gingival Graft Case 1
Patient presents with inflamed gingival tissue, thin phenotype (can see root surface). Following free gingival graft, there is an increased width of keratinized tissue and healthier periodontal tissues.