The problem of receding gums is caused by a number of factors, including: severe gum disease, advanced age, and vigorous tooth brushing. The gums provide vital structural support to dental implants as missing teeth replacements; when the gums recede, they may not be able to support the placement of implants.
You can still have dental implants – even if you have receding gums.
Gum recession can be addressed with a soft tissue or gum grafting procedure. The grafting material will stimulate the growth of new (healthy) gum tissue, so that the gums will have enough strength and structure to support the dental implants.
Gum or soft tissue grafting can be done as a preparation for your dental implant treatment. This ensures that the implants will have the needed support from healthy gum tissue, resulting in a successful implant treatment.