Coronally Advanced Flap

  • This is a technical term used to describe a periodontal surgical procedure, whereby your receded gums are temporarily released, and then pulled back closer to where they use to be around the neck of your tooth/teeth.
  • This is done alone, or in conjunction with soft tissue grafting.
  • If you have enough thickness to your gums and good bone levels, yet, you were aggressive with your toothbrush in the past, this procedure may help you reposition your gumline closer to what you enjoyed in the past.
  • This may address unesthetic recession and/or root sensitivity, and may also give you a second chance to brush your teeth in an effective, rather than destructive manner.
Coronally Advanced Flap Before
Coronally Advanced Flap After