Dental Bone & Gum Grafting in Hamilton
What Is A Bone & Gum Graft?
If you’ve suffered from gum disease, restorative treatments should come first and foremost before proceeding with things like dental implants or implant-supported bridges. A way to ensure your jawbone or gums are prepared for implants is by receiving a bone or gum graft.
A bone graft can come from another part of your body (like your hip) or be supplied by a donor or even synthetic materials. It will be surgically attached to your jawbone to create a more stable support system. If you’ve lost teeth due to gum disease (or other reasons), your jawbone can weaken over time. It may take around six months to fully heal before having implants attached.
A gum graft is necessary to reverse gum recession. The more your gums recede, the more likely you are to experience infection, tooth sensitivity and eventually tooth loss. Gum grafts are typically taken from the roof of your mouth. It may take around two weeks to heal should you follow our detailed aftercare instructions and visit us for checkups!