Bone & Gum Grafting

What is bone and gum grafting?

Bone and gum grafting is the process by which your gum and jawbones may be surgically grafted onto your existing jaw. This is typically to replace diseased or infected tissue or to extend the jaw for dental implants.

What does bone grafting treatment involve?

The bone graft will either take excess bone tissue from your body or it may use cadaver tissue from a donor. A common reason for the donation is if your existing jawline is not healthy or strong enough to support a dental implant.

How long does it take to heal?

Recovery time will take between two months and a year. It will depend on your overall health. To facilitate proper healing you will want to refrain from smoking or using tobacco products. Once the tissue has been integrated, we can begin the surgical process to start the dental implant procedure.

What is a gum graft?

A gum graft will graft gum tissue from your mouth to your gums or replaces your gums. This is commonly done in the treatment of periodontal disease. In some instances, a gum graft may also be done for cosmetic reasons. However, it may be also used to replace gum tissue that has been lost or receded to cover the exposed roots of your teeth.

How long does it take to recover from a gum graft?

A week to ten days is most common after a gum graft. Your dentist will typically suture the site with stitches Some stitches may be dissolvable and may not be required to be removed.

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If you are planning on having dental implants a bone and gum graft may be necessary. We look at the different procedures, what they involve and how long you’ll likely need for recovery. A bone and gum graft may be required to restore lost tissue to periodontal disease. Call Smile Zone Dental to learn more.