Posts for: February, 2016
If your dentist has recommended you have a grafting procedure done, you may have several questions about it, including "What exactly is a graft?" or "Why do I need this done?" Dr. Charles Scholler and Dr. Daniel Cronk, dentists serving Camarillo, California, have the answers to your questions about grafting.
This involves the grafting of gum tissue from one area of the mouth to another. The palate, or roof of the mouth, is most often used as the donor site, although material from a tissue bank or proteins to stimulate the growth of tissue can also be used. Gum grafting is commonly used to combat the effects of severe gum recession; when the gums have significantly receded away from the teeth, sensitivity and even tooth loss can occur. By rebuilding the gum surface, your Camarillo dentists can help improve your overall oral health.
If your jawbone has receded due to tooth loss, decay or trauma, a bone graft may be necessary, especially when further restorative treatments, like dental implants, are needed. The location of the donor site will depend on the density of your bones in a particular area. Some patients have grafts from the bones in their chin; others may benefit from the use of a portion of the hip bone, which contains marrow that promotes the fusing that bone grafts need to be successful. Like gum grafting, there are also proteins that promote the growth of bone from other cells, as well as donor banks that use bone from cadavers or cows for the graft.
Basic surgical information
Both gum and bone grafting are considered dental surgery, with bone grafting being more in-depth. They will require the use of anesthesia that will make it necessary for someone to drive you home after your procedure. Your Camarillo dentist will provide you with antibiotics, pain management medication and specific instructions for aftercare. These instructions will include how to clean the surgery site and foods you should avoid during the healing period. For gum grafts, patients can expect healing to take one to two weeks. For bone grafts, it will take about a month, although it will take several more months before the graft is "set" for further restorations.
For more information about gum or bone grafts, contact the dental office of Dr. Charles Scholler and Dr. Daniel Cronk in Camarillo, California today!
Want to know more about implants and the advantages of getting this restoration? Find out now!
When it comes to tooth replacement treatments, your Camarillo, CA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Charles Scholler, knows you have many options. Of course, if you are looking for a lifelong restoration than look no further than dental implants. Find out more about this cosmetic procedure and how these tiny restorations can do big things for your smile.
Get a Lifelong Restoration
Even though nothing is as good as natural teeth, you’ll be impressed to find that implants are a close second. When it comes to function and appearance, you will not find another dental restoration in Camarillo that’s as good as implants. That’s because implants are made from durable titanium and function just like natural tooth roots.
Plus the implant is biocompatible, which means that it will naturally fuse together with bone and tissue to become a permanent structure in your mouth, which no other restoration can do. With the proper care, an implant can last the rest of your life!
Boost Your Self-Esteem
It probably goes without saying that when you having missing teeth, you feel self-conscious about your smile. No one wants colleagues, friends, and family to notice their incomplete smile over what they have to say, and implants will not only restore your smile but also your overall appearance. Being scared to smile will be a thing of the past.
Feel Confident in Social Situations
Again, when you are dealing with tooth loss you may find that you cancel plans with people or you avoid speaking to coworkers or clients. Whatever the case may be we understand that being social is an important part of being human and that everyone needs that.
Because implants are permanent restorations, you don’t have to worry about them slipping around in your mouth like you would with dentures and you don’t have to worry about taking them out to clean them. Enjoy eating all your favorite foods and talking to anyone again. No one will even be able to tell that you have implants.
Improve Your Oral Health
Tooth loss can wreak havoc on your oral health. It causes bone deterioration, gum recession, and shifting teeth. No one wants to deal with even more issues for their smile. Preserve jawbone health and your natural facial structure, and prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting out of place when you get dental implants.
If you want to get dental implants in Camarillo, CA, then it’s time you scheduled a consultation with us. Call Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S. and let us know that you are interested in getting implants. We would be happy to setup a consultation.