Soft tissue augmentation is a similar concept to bone grafting. It is for when there is not enough gum tissue for the dental implant procedure to be completed. The purpose of soft tissue augmentation is to enhance the look and maintenance of teeth and implants so something is there (tissue and gum) to floss and brush. If we all had less gums, it would be more difficult to maintain oral health because there would be nothing in between teeth to floss and brush. Teeth would decay far quicker due to the lack of space and protection in between each tooth.
What typically happens in a soft tissue augmentation procedure is Dr. Ajmo will remove some soft tissue from the roof of your mouth, also known as the palate; other times the soft tissue may be made of synthetic material, depending on the situation. Then, the tissue will be transplanted to the graft site in order to create a stable foundation for the titanium screws that will be fused together with the gums and jawbone, forming a normal, healthy bone structure that looks naturally appealing. Soft tissue grafts may take a few weeks to months to heal properly for the best dental implant results.