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Bone and Gum Grafting

Stronger Gums and Teeth

Bone and gum grafting are very important aspects when seeking excellent results with dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, complex restoration, and gum care.

Dental implants need enough height and width of bone to be properly supported. Building up the underlying bone area is commonly appropriate where teeth have been missing for a while and the bone has gotten shorter and thinner. The sinus in the cheek area can be quite large, leaving only a thin portion of bone where teeth are desired. Depending on the situation, bone can be placed into these areas prior to or simultaneously during implant placement. The bone we most commonly use is human-derived and highly purified. It has been safely used millions of times, and essentially creates a framework for your own bone cells to move into and grow new bone.

Teeth and implants thrive with a band of strong gums surrounding them. To improve stability, shape, and aesthetics around teeth, gum-grafting techniques can replace and/or enhance the tissue around the teeth.

For patients with gum recession that is sensitive, unsightly, and progressively unstable, there are new, gentle microsurgical techniques that also avoid using the palate as a donor site. Our patients have been exceedingly happy with their comfort and results. Dr. Kirk Donaldson has provided periodontal gum surgery, cosmetic enhancement, and bone and tissue grafting his entire career, refining his scope of services as new technology has advanced.