The necessity of bone augmentation or gingivoplasty, as well as that of soft tissue extraction is evaluated by a relevant treating doctor: periodentist, implantologist, prosthetist or surgeon.
The manipulations listed above are related to surgical operations with varying difficulty, so they are implemented under local or general anaesthesia.
Meerhof Dental Center values the patient’s comfort. We care about you at every treatment stage:
You are invited to book an initial consultation with a treating doctor of Meerhof Dental Center (Tallinn city). After the diagnostics, you will receive an individual treatment plan. Prices for bone augmentation and gingivoplasty in Meerhof Dental Center are displayed in the Prices section.
In case of gingivoplasty, soft tissue is augmented with a gingival graft.
In case of bone augmentation, a bone part on sub- or supra-maxilla is replanted with osteoplastic material.
Statistically, 35% of patients cannot have their teeth restoration through implantation without a preliminary bone grafting procedure.
Receded gums plasty
Some periodontal diseases may cause receded gums: soft tissue mass decreases in density, resulting in the exposure of the tooth neck and a part of its roots. It provokes an acute sense of discomfort, completed by aesthetic defects. A neglected case requires gingivoplasty in order to cover tender tooth zones.
Aberrant fraenum attachment or small buccal vestibule can also contribute to gum deficiency: free gingival margin deviates, thus creating a gum pocket or evolving in receded gums. Plastic periodontology is also helpful in these cases.
Gingival recession coverage (gingivoplasty) aborts periodontal disease, eliminates dentin hypersensitivity during meals and fluids intake, prevents root caries and restores cosmetic comfort.
Gum plasty to eliminate cosmetic handicap
Gingivoplasty is the process by which either the gums are reshaped to correct deformities, or excessive soft tissues are extracted to create physiological gingival contours, in order to increase tooth volume and to make a more attractive smile. This surgery technique is widely used for a “gummy smile”, when prominent upper gums catch the eye, letting the teeth look smaller.
Gum plasty for implantation
Gingivoplasty for implants is carried out for one-stage operation or in case if the implantation is supposed to create a long missing tooth, meaning the presence of soft tissues craters. Surgical repair of the gum density protects the patients against periimplantitis — destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants.
Bone grafting for dental implantation
It is important to have enough width, height and depth of jaw bones where the implant is supposed to be placed. A deficient bone volume can result from:
In Meerhof Dental Center we use highly accurate digital equipment in order to define the patient’s jaw bone volume. You will be informed of the need of bone grafting since the very beginning. It will enable your budget planning and the doctor’s scheduling the treatment stages to achieve the results you need.
Sinus lift is performed when the floor of the sinus is too close to an area where dental implants are to be placed. This procedure is performed to ensure a secure place for the implants while protecting the sinus. In order to have an implant holding hard, superior jaw bone volume has to be at least 9 mm. If the volume or height is not enough, a surgeon will indicate a procedure called sinus-lifting. Osteoplasty is implemented in the posterior upper jaw with the sinus floor elevation procedure. Duration: 30 – 40 min.
Open and closed surgeries are possible:
The doctor prescribes pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics, and provides you with a post-operative care kit.
The comfort of the rehabilitation period depends on the patient’s sense of responsibility. Healing lasts from several days to several weeks. In some cases of the bone grafting it can go up to several months. During the first 5 days can be present swollen mucosa, facial swelling and temperature rise.
Have a rest, keep a low physical activity, have a soft room tempered food and avoid spicy food. Avoid tooth brushing in the place of surgery, practice a careful and meticulous oral care, including antiseptic mouth wash and timely medication prescribed by the doctor. If in doubt, feel free to call the clinics for advice.
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