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Questions regarding future advances of gum tissue repair

Hello Dr or Dr's

I have a quesiton that I'm very curious about and that is what type of advances or prcedures can we expect to see in the near future in regards to gum regenration and repair due to trauma or gum disease?

In the past I have suffered gum recesion due to clenching and over brushing and have always wondered if there will ever be a procedure to "shorten" the crown or add healthy gum tissue to restore what was lost....

Thank you in advance!

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There are gingival (gum) graft procedures that are successful. The tissue is often taken from the palate.It is possible in the future that this type of tissue can be genetically grown(for a better word).
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Arent Gingival gum gratfs only used to cover exposed roots???

I guess I was wondering for those of us with long teeth, if there would be any way to increase the gum tissue to actually shorten the crown for cosmetic reasons...

I was told that as of right now that it's not possible becasue the tissue would not "grab" onto the smooth surface of the tooth itself... or was I misinformed??
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