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Also known as deep cleaning and root planing, this procedure eliminates bacteria in the pocket area between the teeth and gums (which can grow when too much bacteria collects here).
A scaling instrument will be used to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the roots of your teeth and from the pocket area between your gums and teeth. During root planing, plaque and tartar will be removed from the surface of roots supporting the teeth.
Gum grafting may be necessary if you have periodontal disease or receding gums.
A gum graft is a surgical procedure that thickens or reinforces gums and may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession. You may choose to have gum graft to improve the appearance of your smile.
A bone graft is a surgical procedure used to repair damaged joints or bones. Also known as bone tissue transplant, bone grafting involves removing a bit of bone from your jaw or body and transplanting it into your jawbone in order to enhance the level and the density of the bone in your jaw.
This procedure would be completed and take several months to heal before a dental implant could be placed. Bone grafts play a critical role in the implant process and improve its success rate.
A dental implant is often used to replace one tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Typically constructed with titanium and surgically placed, screw-like pieces are situated into your jawbone and intended to imitate a root of a tooth. This process happens in two phases and can take between six to nine months. A bone graft may also be required prior to the procedure, which is completed with local anesthesia.