Donaldson, Guenther and Yilmaz DDS

Bone and Gum Grafting

Bone and gum grafting are very important aspects when seeking excellent results with dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, complex restoration, and gum care.

Dental implants need enough bone height and width to be properly supported. Building up the underlying bone area is commonly appropriate where teeth have been missing for a while and the bone has gotten shorter and thinner. Depending on the situation, bone can be placed into these areas prior to or during an implant placement. The bone we most commonly use is human derived and highly purified. It has been safely used millions of times and essentially creates a framework for your own bone cells to develop in and grow new bone.

Teeth and implants thrive with a band of strong gums surrounding them. To improve stability, shape, and aesthetics around teeth, gum-grafting techniques can replace and/or enhance the tissue around the teeth.

For patients with sensitive, unsightly, and progressively unstable gum recession, there are new, gentle microsurgical techniques that also avoid using the palate as a donor site. Our patients have been exceedingly happy with their levels of comfort and results.



A patient with old, failing fillings before and after restorative dentistry improving gum architecture, tooth alignment, and chewing function.
This patient struggled with her smile due to old, failing fillings. In order to give her the smile she wanted, we improved gum architecture, tooth alignment, and chewing function.
A patient with gum recession before and after periodontal and gum health improvements.
For this patient, we were able to correct gum recession to make periodontal/gum health more stable, reduce root sensitivity, and improve appearance.