Often, the soft tissues surrounding the teeth become receded or deficient requiring surgery to reshape or restore tissues around teeth or implants. Soft tissue surgery can include augmentation, reduction or reshaping. Soft tissue grafts are often taken from the roof of your mouth and transplanted to the graft site. In some cases, soft tissue graft substitutes may be appropriate for your case. Dr. Patel will recommend the type of soft tissue graft that is best for your care. Soft tissue grafts may take several weeks to heal. Since the final size and form of the graft cannot be exactly predicted, it may be necessary to do some minor recontouring of the grafted tissue after it heals in order to give the best result.