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What Is The Definition Of Keratinized Gingiva?
Keratinized Gingiva – Definition

In dentistry, Keratinized Gingiva refers to one of two types of gum tissue in the mouth. One type of gum tissue, which surrounds the necks of the teeth and is thick and protective in nature, is keratinized gingiva. The other type of gum tissue, which lines our cheeks and floor of the mouth and whose purpose is to be elastic and mobile in nature is the mucous membrane (mucosa). In soft tissue grafting, which involves taking a small piece of tissue from the surface skin on the roof of the mouth and transplanting it to areas in the mouth that are lacking, this procedure can restore and augment the missing thick keratinized gingiva.

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Note: The definitions on our web site are for reference purposes only and in no way represent any official dental advice. If you are experiencing any symptom defined by a term, you should seek the advice of your dental practitioner.

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