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Dental Professionals for Specialized Surgical Techniques

At Cody Dental Group, we strive to be on the cutting edge of dentistry. We offer a variety of services to ensure all your needs are met, and we’re always in the process of learning modern techniques. In an effort to take advantage of modern dental approaches, our team is now offering procedures involving the Pinhole Surgical Technique. This method is effective at correcting a receding gumline for cosmetic purposes. If gum recession is a concern for you, be sure to talk to our Denver, CO team about this exciting technique. We’re available Monday through Friday to answer your questions about the procedure.

What Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a procedure used to treat receding gums. This treatment is minimally invasive and requires little recovery time. During the procedure, your dentist will create a small hole in the gums, and then use a specialized device to stretch the gums back to the correct position. Once the gum tissue is correctly placed, your dental care team will patch up the hole with collagen. Soon enough, your gums will be back to their normal appearance!

Who Might Need This Approach?

The pinhole technique is a good approach for many patients dealing with gum recession not due to a significant dental health condition. Those whose gum recession is a result of periodontal disease are probably not eligible for PST. However, it’s always a good idea to discuss all potential treatment options with your dentist.

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How Is It Different From Traditional Gum Drafting?

Gum grafting is a standard solution to gum recession. While PST has the same end goal as gum grafting, the procedures are not identical. A typical gun grafting procedure takes donor tissue from elsewhere in your mouth and places it where the gum has disappeared. In contrast, PST stretches the gum you still have to create a more natural appearance.

Advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique

PST boasts plenty of advantages for Cody Dental Group’s patients. Anyone considering this treatment to improve the appearance of their gumline may benefit in the following ways:

  • Gives the gumline a more natural look
  • Little recovery time
  • Minimally invasive
  • Immediate results
  • One session can address multiple areas

A Dental Office with a Comprehensive Approach to Care

Beyond cosmetic dentistry, our team specializes in all kinds of dental care. With a 75-year history and over a dozen providers, Cody Dental Group is a trusted source for pediatric care, orthodontics, and much more in the Denver Metro Area. Regardless of your current oral health or how long it’s been since your last visit, we’re happy to see you! Our team is known for compassionate care, a comfortable environment, and dedication to our patients of all ages. Visit us for any of the following services:

  • Dental check-ups
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Fillings
  • Dentures and dental implants
  • Bridges and crowns

Contact Us to Learn More

Gum recession is bothersome—not only does it affect your appearance, but it can also cause excessive tooth sensitivity. While some might think there’s no way to reverse recession, you certainly have several options for correcting the issue. If you’re interested in PST, feel free to reach out to our staff. We’d be glad to explain the procedure in further detail and tell you more about how it can benefit you. Everyone deserves a smile they’re proud of, and Cody Dental Group is here to help. Contact us today for more information.

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