What is Grafting?

Grafting is a procedure used to replace / restore missing bone or gum tissue.

 

Bone Grafting:

Bone grafting to the jaws and facial structures may be necessary in a wide variety of scenarios. Sometimes people are born with certain traits that require bone grafting to the facial skeleton and jaws in order to reestablish proper form and function. Bone may also be required when infection, pathology, or trauma involving the facial bones and jaws have occurred.

Bone grafting is commonly performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to replace or augment bone in areas of tooth loss. Shrinkage of bone often occurs when a tooth is lost due to trauma, severe caries, or periodontal disease. Additionally, bone loss may have already occurred due to infection or pathology around a tooth.

 

Soft Tissue Grafting:

Loss of gum tissue can occur due to periodontal disease, tooth loss, infection, or pathology. Two kinds of gum tissue exist. One type is nonkeratinized, unattached gingiva and the other type is keratinized, attached gingiva. In healthy situations, a band of keratinized tissue exists around the teeth. Keratinized tissue forms a biological seal around teeth and is important for periodontal maintenance and function. Loose gingival tissue, on the other hand, forms a poor seal around the teeth and is susceptible to inflammation and infection when located in direct proximity to teeth, dental implants, and other dental appliances. Keratinized tissue is also important for dental esthetics where the loss of tissue from root surfaces and in between teeth can have adverse effects on a person’s smile.

 

Bone and Tissue Grafting offers you the following advantages:

  • Restores your smile by replacing bone or tissue that has receded.
  • Stop the progress of receding gums or jaw bone destruction for a full mouth restoration.
  • A “Smile Makeover” that fixes your unsightly gum tissue or misaligned or missing teeth due to bone loss.
  • A permanent solution to jaw bone, missing teeth or gum tissue loss.
  • Safe and Proven.  Tens of thousands of happy patients now use mini implants.
  • Eat, speak and smile with confidence

 

How do Bone and Tissue Grafts work?

  • Soft Tissue Graft

This type of graft involves taking a small piece of tissue from the surface skin on the roof of your mouth and transplanting it to areas in the mouth that are lacking. This type of graft restores and augments your gum tissue.

  • Connective Tissue Graft

In this procedure tissue is taken from the undersurface of the palatal tissue (roof of the mouth) via tiny incisions, and is used to not only restore missing thick “keratinized” gum tissue, but also used to cover exposed roots of the teeth.

  • Bone Graft

Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of the bone around your teeth.

 

Dr. Fred A. Loe is uniquely qualified to provide any bone and tissue grafting services, with his extensive training in multiple surgical specialties.  The cornerstone to successful grafting is understanding the complex nature of the body’s healing process, which Dr. Fred A. Loe will lead you through.

Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery

Dr. Fred A. Loe, DDS, PA [email protected]

820 Towne Court 
Saginaw, TX 76179

Office: (817) 259-1372‎
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