Dental Implant Center of the Carolinas

Winston-Salem Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting

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Overview

Grafting procedures are done to restore your tissues to as close to their previous form following tooth loss, gum disease, or trauma.

Why is grafting needed?

Bone and soft tissue grafts are used to restore deficient areas, thereby allowing for reconstruction possibilities otherwise absent.

After dental removal of teeth, the bone surrounding the missing tooth will slowly begin to resorb (i.e., shrink), resulting in a loss of bone height and width. As bone resorbs the overlying gum tissue, you will also lose both volume and the standard anatomic form. This loss of bone and gum tissue following a tooth extraction often results in both functional and cosmetic defects, leaving an unsightly collapsed appearance.

At Dental Implant Center of the Carolinas, Dr. Kelly takes a proactive stance on tissue preservation. Bone and gum tissue loss following teeth removal can either be significantly reduced or eliminated thanks to advances in grafting procedures and bioengineering. For example, following a tooth extraction, a specially bioengineered dental bone graft material is placed within the extraction socket. The bone graft material supports new bone growth and has been shown to preserve bone and overlying soft tissue following tooth removal.


What is the process of Bone Grafting?

Grafting is a safe procedure, and we can discuss your options in-depth with you before the surgery takes place to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate type of treatment for your needs. You’ll usually be given a local anesthetic to reduce pain while the procedure is taking place and can opt for intravenous sedation if you need it. Once the procedure is completed, you will be provided with antibiotics and medication for pain if required. You will be advised not to consume specific foods to avoid putting pressure on the graft. You should be able to carry on with your day-to-day life as normal while the graft is healing.


Who is a good candidate for Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is ideal for anyone wishing to add implants to their mouths but doesn’t currently have enough bone for them to be installed safely or securely. If you require a bone graft for a dental implant, contact our office and come in for a bone graft consultation.

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Our Locations

2 Convenient Locations in North Carolina

At Dental Implant Center of the Carolinas, we offer the experience, expertise, and convenience of an oral surgeon, restorative dentist, and general dentist – all under one roof. Few practices throughout North Carolina are able to offer this level of care to treat your most complex dental problems. There’s no need to travel to different offices to meet with multiple doctors and receive numerous bills. Instead, get your new smile at one location, often in just one day. Learn how we can change your life forever with dental implants. Start with your free consultation!

Reviews

What Our Amazing Patients Say

Michael Weaks
Michael Weaks

Dr Kelly and his staff were very knowledgeable, professional, and sincere about their work.

Dalphne Pace
Dalphne Pace

Diamond is a wonderful worker I enjoy working with her when I come here she’s so nice and kind

Jen Pracht
Jen Pracht

Everyone I interacted with was super nice and incredibly helpful. I am so glad that I decided to call them and make an appt. I trust that they are going to do everything they can to give me my smile back

Shauna Hughes
Shauna Hughes

Friendly and quick

Tim Bohon
Tim Bohon

Excellent work