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Bone and Tissue Grafting

Grafting is a procedure used to replace / restore missing bone or gum tissue.

Bone grafting is performed to address functional bone loss / destruction caused by periodontal (gum) disease, trauma, or ill fitting removable dentures. It is also used to increase bone to permit implant placement.

A gum (gingival) graft is used to replace missing and / or receded gum tissue. Soft tissue grafts are used to replace missing thick tissue, which has worn away from around teeth for a variety of reasons. The purpose of gum grafting is to minimize and/or arrest the progression of recession, therefore helping to prevent tooth or implant loss.