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Gum Grafts Can Open The Door For Dental Implants [BLOG]

  • October 26, 2018

You’ve lost teeth because of advancing, untreated gum disease and have been told by one dental professional after another that dental implants aren’t a viable option for you.

Now what?

You schedule a consultation with Dr. DiGiallorenzo at the LANAP & Implant Center in Collegeville or South Williamsport, PA.

He can explore the state your periodontal health and the possibility for gum grafting so you can eventually have a beautiful smile and completely restored oral health and function!

Replacing Teeth Has Much To Do With Your Gum Health

The tooth replacement method you choose will depend a great deal on the state of your gums. Not every patient is a good candidate for dental implants because their gums have receded too much to support them. If gum recession led to the loss of your natural teeth, it’s understandable why you wouldn’t be able to keep your replacement teeth firmly in place.

First, it’s important to understand how your gums deteriorated in the first place so you can maintain healthy gums after a grafting procedure and implant placement.

To prevent gum recession, you must proactively fight against gum disease. This is an infection that begins when bacteria in your mouth hides, feasts on food particles, and creates harmful acids that erode their way through your tooth enamel and gum tissue.

Over time, and unfortunately almost undetectably to the untrained eye the early stages, the infection makes your gums recede from your teeth, causing them to loosen or fall out.

Whether it’s poor diet, poor oral hygiene, or just genetics, your gum disease may leave you with few options when it comes to replacing missing teeth.

Unless you trust Dr. DiGiallorenzo and our team for your gum grafting procedure!

Gum Grafts Can Open The Door For Dental Implants

The problem many tooth loss patients face is a lack of healthy gum tissue to support dental implants. After too much of your gum tissue has pulled further and further away from your teeth, an implant won’t have a stable enough foundation to firmly stay in place and stabilize a replacement tooth.

What patients in this predicament are often left with are standard dentures and all the limitations that come with them.

Dr. DiGiallorenzo and our specialists, however, use gum grafting to restore the necessary structure that will open the door to the possibility of dental implants. It essentially amounts to putting healthy gum tissue over the areas of recession so the tissue is healthy again.

With plasma rich in growth factors, or PCGF, we’re able to cover the newly-transplanted healthy gum tissue using your own blood sample and allow faster, more comfortable healing.

This is still a relatively new innovation in dentistry, which is why our practice is one of the few that are properly equipped with the tools and the trained specialists to offer it.

Not only will gum grafting restore your periodontal health and make way for dental implants, but it also offers a cosmetic advantage because your gumline will be back in the right position and have a healthier, more attractive pigmentation.

Call Now For An Appointment

At the LANAP & Implant Center, you’ll find dental implant solutions that aren’t widely available in most other practices. That’s thanks to Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s steadfast commitment to cutting-edge dental technology and techniques.

Using the latest tools in modern dentistry, our team will help you get healthier gums for better, more lasting replacement teeth and a beautifully restored smile.

Call the LANAP & Implant Center today at 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.