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Tissue Grafting Specialist

Center for Advanced Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implants Specialists located in San Jose, CA

If you have jawbone loss or receding gums, tissue grafting can regenerate tissues and reduce your risk of tooth loss and other serious oral health problems. At the Center for Advanced Dentistry in San Jose, California, the team of board-certified prosthodontists offers advanced tissue grafting techniques to give you the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today to learn more about your options.

Tissue Grafting Q & A

What is tissue grafting?

Tissue grafting is a procedure your provider offers to regenerate tissues in your jawbone, gums, or other soft tissues that can erode over time. If you don’t have enough jawbone to support dental implants or other restorations, your prosthodontist can use bone grafts to build and strengthen your jaw. Gum grafting helps regenerate healthy gum tissue.

Why might I need tissue grafting?

Your dentist might recommend you undergo tissue grafting if you experience bone or soft tissue loss because of:

  • Severe dental decay
  • Infections
  • Gum disease
  • Mouth trauma
  • Tooth loss
  • Other oral health problems

To find out if tissue grafting is the right procedure for you, your dental specialist discusses your oral health history, examines your teeth and gums, and reviews your dental X-rays.

What are the different types of tissue grafting?

Some of the many tissue grafting procedures available with the prosthodontists at the Center for Advanced Dentistry include:

Bone grafting

Bone grafting replaces jaw bone loss. Your provider inserts biocompatible bone substitutes, such as bone from other parts of your body, artificial bone, or special membranes, into your jawbone during a minor procedure. Doing so can regenerate bone and strengthen your jaw. Bone grafts take about 6-12 months to heal before your dentist can insert dental implants.

Sinus grafting

Sinus grafting creates bone to hold dental implants in place within your sinus. It’s a common type of bone grafting.

Gum grafting

Soft tissue grafting can regenerate and restore gum tissue to better support your teeth and prevent tooth loss. Soft tissue grafts help reduce root sensitivity and your risk of cavities and can make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.

Socket regeneration

Socket regeneration after tooth extraction helps regenerate and restore tissues in empty sockets, to better prepare the space for dental implants and artificial teeth.

Which tissue grafting procedure is right for me?

The dental specialists at the Center for Advanced Dentistry can let you know which tissue grafting procedure is best after reviewing the severity of dental problems and your desired outcome. You might require more than one treatment during a smile makeover to perfect your teeth, gums, and smile.

To learn more about tissue grafting, and find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, schedule an appointment with the experts at the Center for Advanced Dentistry. Call the office or book online today.