BONE AND SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING
Grafting procedures are done to restore your tissues to as close to their previous form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma.
Many procedures, such as dental implant placement, require the bone and gum tissues be as close to its original dimension and position as possible for optimal results. Dr. Karapetian utilizes recent advances in medicine, state-of-the-art technology, and minimally invasive techniques to allow patients to undergo grafting procedures and experience quick recovery without complications.Schedule Your Appointment ›
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Why Choose A Periodontist
Being a Periodontist, Dr. Karapetian can restore your bone to its previous form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma.
Expertise and Training: As a board-certified periodontist and dental implant specialist, Dr. Karapetian utilizes recent advances in medicine, state-of-the-art technology, and minimally invasive techniques to allow patients to undergo grafting procedures and experience quick recovery without complications
Experience: Dr. Karapetian is highly experienced in rebuilding the foundation of the smile, and preparing the mouth for implants.
State-of-the-Art Surgical Center: Our practice is designed to deliver exceptional patient care using the most advanced technology available.
For patients who have had missing teeth for some time with the typical resultant bone loss, we’re able to employ a variety of options for your bone grafting procedure.
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Why is grafting needed?
Bone and soft tissue grafts are used to restore deficient areas, thereby allowing for reconstruction possibilities that would otherwise be absent.
After dental removal of teeth, the bone surrounding the missing tooth will slowly begin to resorb (i.e., shrink) resulting in a loss of both bone height and width. As bone resorbs the overlying gum tissue, you will also lose both volume and the normal anatomic form. This loss of bone and gum tissue following a tooth extraction often results in both functional and cosmetic defects, leaving an unsightly collapsed appearance.
At Washington Periodontics, Dr. Karapetian takes a proactive stance on tissue preservation. Bone and gum tissue loss following teeth removal can either be greatly reduced or completely eliminated thanks to advances in grafting procedures and bioengineering. For example, following a tooth extraction, a specially bioengineered dental bone graft material is placed within the extraction socket. The bone graft material not only supports new bone growth but also has been shown to preserve bone and overlying soft tissue following tooth removal.
What is the process of Bone Grafting?
Grafting is a safe procedure and we can discuss your options in-depth with you before surgery takes place to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate type of treatment for your needs. You’ll normally be given a local anesthetic to reduce pain while the procedure is taking place and can opt for intravenous sedation if you need it. Once the procedure is completed, you will be provided with antibiotics as well as medication for pain if required. You will be advised not to consume specific foods to avoid putting pressure on the graft. You should be able to carry on with your day-to-day life as normal while the graft is healing.
Who is a good candidate for a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting is ideal for anyone wishing to add implants to their mouths but doesn’t currently have enough bone for them to be installed safely or securely.
If you’re in need of a bone graft for a dental implant, contact our office and come in for a bone graft consultation.