Dental Grafts

Bone grafts

Tooth extraction commonly leads to bone atrophy and soft tissue collapse of normal contours in the area. Dental implant restoration may require grafting to restore an atrophied area back to adequate dimensions. Minor bone grafting at the time of extraction can preserve normal anatomy and allow timely dental implant restoration without major grafting.
Commercially prepared bone graft products are selected by most patients. Bone is also harvested from other areas inside the mouth.

Gum grafts

Inadequate soft tissue around the roots of teeth or dental implants can lead to sensitivity, infection, bone loss, premature tooth loss, or dental implant failure. Some gum abnormalities require soft tissue grafts to restore normal anatomy and function. This helps to stop bone loss, gum recession, and root sensitivity.
Gum grafting usually involves transplant of soft tissue that has been harvested from another area in the mouth. Commercially prepared grafting products are also occasionally selected.