Bone Grafting and Soft Tissue Augmentation for Dental Implants
Bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation have become oral surgeries during the last decade. This is mainly due to the rising popularity of dental implants to replace extracted or missing teeth.
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone naturally begins to shrink, becoming reabsorbed back into the body. This physiological response is completely unavoidable and can make restorative dentistry challenging to undertake.
The gums can also begin to shrink, and sometimes there won't be enough quality soft tissue in the mouth for implants to be placed. Bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation allow dentists to place dental implants and restore the functionality and appearance of your smile.
One of the biggest elements of dental implants is their fusion to the jawbone. The process, known as osseointegration, permanently attaches the implant’s titanium post to the jawbone, providing an ultra-strong, durable foundation for the replacement tooth. However, patients who don’t have enough quality jawbone for the implant to fuse will not be suitable candidates for the procedure.
Bone grafting repairs the implant site by restoring the bone structure and can be performed in many ways. We use freeze-dried donor bone at the implant site. Bone grafting encourages regeneration to create a stronger, healthier jaw capable of supporting restorative dentistry.
If grafting is necessary for an implant procedure, it’s often done the same day.
Soft Tissue Augmentation
For patients with gum recession, we might recommend soft tissue augmentation. Soft tissue grafting can also improve your appearance once the implants are in place, creating a healthier and more natural-looking smile.
Choose Vero Dental Spa for Bone Grafts and Soft Tissue Augmentation
At our dental office, we complete all the steps for your implant treatment conveniently under one roof. Often, implant providers will offload bone graft procedures to specialists, but we’re certified and experienced in completing them. You no longer have to travel elsewhere for advanced dental work. For more information on bone grafting and tissue augmentation, make an appointment at our modern, comfortable office. A member of our team will be happy to assist you!