Corrective and Cosmetic Bone & Gum Grafting Treatment in Dallas, Texas
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Throw yourself a bone with corrective and cosmetic bone & gum grafting treatment in Dallas, Texas! Receding gums and bone loss in the jaw can cause patients a fair amount of anxiety. Fortunately, Dr. Darya Timin and her friendly support staff at DNA Dental have reversed bone and gum loss in dozens of patients over the years, giving them something to smile about for years to come.
What Is Bone Grafting?
In a dental setting, bone grafting involves the transplantation of bone tissue from other areas of the body or a bone bank to a patient’s jaw. Bone grafting often serves to support new dental implants or to restore the structure of a patient’s face. Once in place, the existing bone and donated bone begin to fuse to create a lasting bond.
Common Situations That Call for a Bone Graft
Dr. Timin utilizes bone grafts in several different situations. Dental problems that may indicate the need for a bone graft include:
- Bone loss resulting from a tooth extraction or other form of tooth loss
- Insufficient bone tissue in the jaw to support a dental implant
- Restoration of a patient’s facial structure after an injury or years of tooth loss
- Aesthetic enhancement of a patient’s smile
Ideally, a bone graft will take bone directly from the patient’s hip, tibia, or underutilized area of the jaw. However, in some cases, Dr. Timin may need to use bone from a cadaver, cow, or pig. Many dentists also implant synthetic materials that mimic the density and strength of bone.
Other Cases That Require a Bone Graft
Certain advanced procedures needed by some patients also require a bone graft. A couple of the most common procedures include maxillary sinus floor augmentation and alveolar ridge expansion.
Maxillary Sinus Floor Augmentation
A maxillary sinus floor augmentation, or sinus lift, increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw to make room for a dental implant. During the operation, a surgeon will cut a small hole in the lateral wall of the sinus and places a bone graft. Once the patient heals and the graft fuses with the surrounding bone, a dentist can install the dental implant.
Alveolar Ridge Expansion
In the most severe cases, ridge expansion involves splitting the alveolar ridge in a surgical setting. The surgeon will then insert a bone graft into the space created, which will later support a dental implant.
What Causes Gums To Recede?
As we advance in age, most individuals experience mild to moderate gum recession. It represents an unavoidable fact of life that we will all experience to some degree during our golden years. However, certain contributing factors can accelerate the process at any age, including:
- Cigarette smoking
- Improper brushing with hard-bristled toothbrushes
- Gingivitis, periodontitis, diabetes, and other diseases
- Natural hormonal fluctuations
Dr. Timin can reverse some forms of mild gum recession by prescribing certain medicines. However, advanced cases may call for a gum graft.
Signs That You Have Receding Gums
Gums typically recede very slowly over time; so, the onset of gum recession can often go unnoticed. After several years, however, additional symptoms often emerge, alerting patients to their gum loss. Some of the signs that you have receding gums include:
- Sensitivity to the temperature of food and beverages
- Dental cavities near the gum line
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Shifting teeth
- General pain
If you experience any of the above symptoms or notice that your gums have started to recede, contact DNA Dental to avoid bone or tooth loss.
What Is Gum Grafting?
Like bone grafting, gum grafting involves transplanting tissue from another area of a patient’s gums, the hard palate, or a tissue bank. Dentists employ gum grafting to avoid future dental problems or as a cosmetic solution. Transplanting small pieces of gum tissue can make oversized teeth appear smaller, improving the patient’s smile and self-confidence.
If you believe you need bone & gum grafting treatment in Dallas, Texas, there is no better time than now. After your bone graft, everything is going tibia okay! Call DNA Dental at (214) 295-9270 to get the process started.