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Rejuvenate Your Smile with Soft Tissue Grafting

Are your teeth sensitive to cold near the gumline? Do you notice gum recession that exposes the tooth roots? Gum recession can be caused by factors like periodontal bone loss and aggressive brushing, leading to increased sensitivity and potential damage to the roots. At Okanagan Dentistry, we specialize in soft tissue grafting, an effective solution to reverse gum recession and restore gum health.

Soft Tissue Grafting for Gum Recession

Soft tissue grafting is a procedure that "reverses" gum recession, protecting the root surface and preventing worsening of the condition. Our experienced Kelowna dental team will evaluate the type of recession and other factors to determine the most suitable grafting technique. During the procedure, tissue is sourced from either the roof of your mouth or a donor, and carefully placed under the gum tissue at the site of recession. The receded area is then repositioned to cover the newly grafted tissue. Over the healing period of a few weeks, the gum recession is effectively reversed.

Enhance Jaw Bone Support with Hard Tissue Grafting

Insufficient jaw bone can pose challenges for dental implants, denture support, and maintaining healthy oral structures. At Okanagan Dentistry, we offer hard tissue grafting procedures to address areas of bone loss and stimulate new bone growth.

Reasons for Hard Tissue Grafting

  1. Dental Implant Placement: Hard tissue grafting is often recommended to increase the height or width of the jaw bone in preparation for dental implant placement. This ensures a strong foundation and optimal implant success.

  2. Denture Support and Retention: Grafting can improve the support and stability of complete or partial dentures, enhancing their functionality and your overall comfort.

  3. Preservation after Tooth Extraction: Bone grafting after tooth extraction helps prevent the bone from shrinking, maintaining the natural contours of your jawline and preserving the bone structure for future dental procedures.

Consult Our Experts for Tissue Grafting Solutions

If you're experiencing gum recession, bone loss, or considering dental implants, Dr. Wiens, Dr. Bose-Roberts and Dr Burlacu are here to help.  They will evaluate your condition, discuss the benefits of grafting procedures, and recommend the most suitable treatment plan for your unique needs. Trust us to provide comprehensive care and help you achieve a healthier smile.

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