Bone And Gum Grafting

Patients suffering from periodontitis often face severe bone loss and gum recession. These issues not only impact your aesthetics but also weaken your oral health and reduce the success of artificial tooth replacement. At Trinity Dental Centers, we perform advanced procedures, including bone and gum grafting, to restore the health of your oral tissues. These minor surgical procedures also improve your candidacy for tooth replacement with dental implants. Our caring and compassionate team will discuss the treatment options in detail to help you make the best decision for your oral health. If you are interested in our dental services, book an appointment with us today.
Bone And Gum Grafting

What Is Bone Grafting?

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. 

Questions About Bone And Gum Grafting

Types of Bone Grafts

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.

  • Autografts: In this type, we extract a bone graft from your own body, either from the jawbone, chin, or hip. It is the safest method and has minimal risk of tissue rejection.
  • Allografts: This type of bone graft is derived from another human donor. It makes the procedure less complicated and allows for a faster recovery period.
  • Xenografts: These grafts are similar to allografts, except that they originate from animal sources, typically pigs or cows. They are also safe to use and provide good results.
  • Alloplasts: This type involves the use of synthetic materials that promote the production of healthy bone.

What Is Gum Grafting?

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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Candidates For Bone And Gum Grafting

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.

What To Expect From The Treatment Process?

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. 

Schedule A Consultation Today

If you are interested in bone and gum grafting surgery, book a consultation with our dental experts today to know whether the procedure is right for you. You can call us at (281) 724-4510 to schedule an appointment. 
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