CANCER SCREENING | FILLINGS | DENTURES | IMPLANTS CROWNS | BRIDGES | VENEERS | HYGIENE/PERIO
TEETH WHITENING | EXTRACTIONS | INVISALIGN
ROOT CANALS | INLAYS/ONLAYS | CROWN LENGTHENING BONE/SOFT TISSUE GRAFT
Bone grafting builds up the jawbone to accommodate a dental implant or other restorative device. This is a common procedure that is used frequently for dental implants and other periodontal procedures. The bone used to graft is taken from a sample from the patient. Many times, the bone is taken from another area of the mouth when drilling takes place. The bone fragments are suctioned from the mouth and used for the graft. Cadaver bone fragments are also used. They are harvested by bone banks and are a very safe source for bone donation.
A soft tissue graft is used when there has been a significant amount of gum recession in a particular area. Slight gum recession can usually be fixed with a few changes to your oral hygiene routine to take better care of your teeth and gums. When the gingiva recedes further it exposes you to greater risk for infection and bacterial penetration. You will likely be more sensitive to hot and cold foods when you have receding gums. If the gums recede enough as to expose the root you can set yourself up for more serious problems. The root is softer than the enamel making it more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque.
To restore proper gum level and functionality a soft tissue graft can be performed. This is done by either removing soft tissue from the roof of the mouth, or repositioning healthy gum tissue from adjacent teeth. This procedure is very predictable and has a high success rate. This procedure should be performed before more serious problems develop and periodontal surgery is necessary.
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Bolton Lake Dental
Address: 1120 Boston Tpke
Bolton, CT 06043
(860) 646 3003
We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want.
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