In some cases, dental surgical procedures involving bone and/or tissue grafting are necessary in order to apply a tooth implant, to place a dental prosthesis, or to prevent future problems that may arise including periodontal disease. After a comprehensive consultation with each patient, Dr. Turner and our knowledgeable staff will determine the appropriate dental procedure for your particular case that will keep your smile looking and feeling it’s best.
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that results in exposing an increased amount of tooth structure, often for the placement of a tooth prostheses. This procedure may also be performed to access cavities that are located beneath or between the gums, or to cosmetically treat the look of a gummy smile.
Sinus augmentation or sinus lift is a surgical procedure which lifts the sinus membrane in order to provide an increase of bone to place a bone graft. This procedure enables more space to be created to place dental implants into the area.
Bone grafting is the surgical procedure that replaces missing bone (in this case, the jawbone). This procedure is frequently used for dental implants or other periodontal procedures to restore bone-support area for the dental implant to be placed.
Soft Tissue Graft
When a significant amount of gum recession has occurred, a soft tissue graft can be performed to replace recessed gum tissue. This procedure is necessary if the tissue has receded to the point of exposing the root (“gingival recession”), as this can cause further damage if left untreated.
Learn More About Bone and Tissue Grafting
To learn more about dental bone and soft tissue grafting procedures, or to see if they are right for you, contact Colfax Dental today to schedule an appointment.