Bone grafting is a minimally invasive technique in which we place natural or synthetic materials over the area of bone loss to stimulate healthy bone production. When the natural teeth fall off or get extracted, the alveolar bone in the surrounding area begins to deteriorate. Over the passage of a few months or years, it becomes thin and flattened. This type of bone may be unsuitable for the placement of dental implants.
By placing a bone graft, we promote natural bone formation and restore its optimum thickness. It is also an effective treatment option for those suffering from periodontitis. Bone grafts can improve the success rate of dental implants by enhancing their strength and stability.
There are different types of bone grafts that vary depending on their origin. Our dentist will examine your oral cavity and select the one that best meets your needs.
Gum grafting is another minor surgical procedure that involves the placement of tissue grafts over the areas of gum recession. As periodontitis progresses, your gums lose attachment to the tooth surfaces and recede over time. It exposes the root surfaces of your teeth, making them more sensitive and susceptible to cavities.
With gum grafting, we can restore the natural contours of your gums and provide a protective covering for the tooth roots. This surgery offers excellent cosmetic results, giving an attractive look to your smile.
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Patients suffering from moderate or advanced forms of periodontitis are often good candidates for bone and gum grafting. However, our experts will first evaluate your teeth, gingival tissues, and jawbone to form a treatment plan. Bone grafts are also ideal for those who want dental implants but have inadequate bone to support them.
Some people also consider these surgical options due to cosmetic reasons. Since bone loss and gum recession affect your smile’s appearance, we can address these concerns by placing a bone or gum graft. Our dental professional will also record your medical history beforehand to note risk factors that may affect the success of these surgeries.
After your initial consultation and oral examination, we will schedule an appointment for bone or gum grafting surgery. We perform these techniques under local anesthesia, so you will likely not feel pain or discomfort.
For bone grafting, our dentist will incise the gums and expose the areas of bone loss. We will then place natural or synthetic bone grafts in those regions and secure them in place by suturing the gums. The grafts will stimulate healthy bone formation, restoring its optimal thickness.
For gum grafting surgery, we will first take a graft from your own tissues, typically from the palate. We will carefully place the graft over the areas of gum recession and suture it with your gums. As the graft heals, it blends with your natural gum tissues and offers appealing results. Our dental team will give you detailed aftercare instructions to help you achieve a smooth recovery.