On occasion when your smile does not have sufficient biological materials to create a strong jaw or cover the roots of your teeth, our dentist may need to perform a dental graft to protect and enhance your oral health. Depending on your dental needs, Dr. Preethy Jacob Kunthara may recommend a bone or gum graft.

Bone Grafting
When teeth are knocked out, lost, or extracted, their roots can no longer serve as a support for the jawbone, and the jawbone begins to weaken. Over time, the jawbone can become too thin or soft to support a dental implant. If you have chosen to receive dental implants, Dr. Preethy Jacob Kunthara may perform a bone grafting procedure to increase the density of your jawbone. The bone material can be taken from another area of your body or from a bone bank. Once the grafting area is healed, our dentist can place the dental implant.

Gum Grafting
Periodontal disease or aggressive oral care can result in gum recession, exposing the roots of the teeth and increasing the risk of dental infection and chronic discomfort. During a gum graft, Dr. Preethy Jacob Kunthara extracts gum tissue from your mouth or another source to cover exposed tooth roots. Gum grafting can reduce tooth sensitivity, treat gum recession and bone loss, and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

For more information about dental grafts in Gilbert, Arizona, we encourage you to contact Simon Dental Care at 480-833-0880 today.