a procedure used to replace / restore missing bone or gum tissue.
grafting is the replacement of the bone around the teeth.
common gum disease is called periodontitis. People with this disease lose gum
and bone support around their teeth. Bone graft surgery regrows these lost
The goal of this surgery is to make the body accept
rebuilding the bone and other structures that attach a tooth to the jaw.
First, our team will separate the gums from your teeth to get access to the
roots and bone. The roots will be well cleaned. The holes in the bone will be
filled in with a graft material. Then they will be covered with a physical
Barriers are used to prevent the gums from growing into the bony defect.
After the graft is in place, the gums will be put back over the treated site
and stitched into place.
During the next six to nine months, your body fills in the area with new
bone and soft tissue. In effect, this reattaches the tooth to your jaw.