Supplemental Procedures With Dr. Tarabin
Dental implants are an outstanding way to restore your missing teeth. But some of our patients who suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum recession need a little extra assistance to get ready for the implant process. That’s why Dr. Tarabin performs bone grafts and soft tissue augmentation right here in our office for your convenience.
Every time you chew, you’re providing stimulation that keeps your jawbone healthy and strong. When you lose a tooth, the area of your jawbone around the empty socket loses this stimulation, causing jawbone deterioration known as resorption.
It’s best to restore a missing tooth with a dental implant as soon as possible, before significant resorption is allowed to occur. Otherwise, your jawbone could have difficulty supporting a dental implant in the future.
In many cases, Dr. Tarabin can restore a patient’s eligibility for dental implants using a bone graft to restore bone density at the surgical site. This procedure involves surgically attaching a small piece of bone tissue to your jaw, creating a secure environment where your dental implant will thrive.
Soft Tissue Augmentation
Gum recession occurs when your gums “pull away” from your teeth, making the tooth appear larger or even exposing its root. The most common cause of recession is periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a serious bacterial infection that can severely damage your smile.
When your gums become infected, bacteria will cause the hard and soft tissues supporting your teeth to break down. If you want to replace missing or damaged teeth with dental implants, you might have to treat your gum recession first.
Fortunately, Dr. Tarabin offers soft tissue augmentation to treat periodontal disease. Similar to bone grafting, the process involves grafting donated gum tissue to the receded areas of your gums. As it grows in, the new tissue will integrate with your gums, preparing you for the dental implants process.