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Bone & soft tissue grafting

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Bone grafting

After a tooth extraction, bone grafting may be recommended to preserve the bone and provide a solid foundation for a dental implant. During the grafting procedure, bone material is placed in the socket left by the extracted tooth. Over time, this material encourages your body to regenerate new bone in that area. This helps maintain the bone structure and facilitates successful dental implant placement in the future. If you have specific questions about the procedure or recovery, it's best to consult with a dental professional as they can provide tailored advice based on your individual circumstances.

Bone grafting after a tooth extraction procedure

  • Extraction: The problematic tooth is removed by an oral surgeon or a dentist.

  • Assessment: The socket left by the extracted tooth is evaluated to determine if bone grafting is necessary.

  • Bone Graft Placement: If bone grafting is recommended, the dentist or oral surgeon will place the grafting material into the socket. The material can be synthetic, from a donor, or even your own bone.

  • Healing: The graft material is typically covered with a membrane to protect it and promote healing. Over time, your body will begin to regenerate bone around the graft material.

  • Integration: The graft material integrates with your existing bone and encourages the growth of new bone in the area.

  • Follow-Up: You'll have follow-up visits to monitor the healing process and determine when it's appropriate to proceed with the next steps, such as dental implant placement.

  • This process sets the stage for successful dental implant placement by providing a solid foundation of bone in the area where the tooth was extracted. It's important to follow your dentist's post-operative care instructions for optimal healing.

Soft tissue grafting

Soft tissue grafting is a specialized dental procedure designed to restore and enhance the health and aesthetics of your gums. It addresses issues such as receding gums, which can be caused by factors like gum disease, genetics, or aggressive tooth brushing. Receding gums not only affect the appearance of your smile but also leave your teeth vulnerable to sensitivity and damage. Soft tissue grafting involves carefully transplanting tissue from one area of your mouth to another, providing added support and coverage to exposed tooth roots. This procedure can not only improve the look of your smile but also protect your oral health by reducing the risk of further gum recession and tooth damage.

Soft tissue grafting procedure

  • Consultation: Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health and discuss your goals and concerns. This initial consultation helps determine the most suitable grafting technique for your specific needs.

  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. You'll remain awake but pain-free during the process.

  • Graft Harvesting: Depending on the chosen technique, tissue may be harvested from the roof of your mouth (palate) or another donor source. Alternatively, tissue grafts from a tissue bank may be used.

  • Graft Placement: The harvested or donated tissue is carefully sutured or bonded to the areas of recession or gum deficiency. This helps cover exposed tooth roots, providing a protective barrier and improving the appearance of your gums.

  • Healing: As your gums heal, the graft integrates with your existing gum tissue, promoting new blood vessel growth and stimulating the natural healing process. You will receive aftercare instructions to aid in a smooth recovery.

Why choose Dr. Slobodian?

Precision and Accuracy: Dr. Slobodian’s expertise in digital guided surgeries ensures that dental implants are precisely placed, leading to optimal outcomes. This level of precision increases the chances of successful implant integration, minimizing complications and improving the longevity of the final crowns.

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