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Bone and Gum Tissue Grafting


Bone Grafts

https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXIXL1_RZ6rSFYcR2oxiEsWMgTyGi06ieKaDTDhQ8g6tS8MgfCBone and tissue grafts have many uses in the dental aspect. Bone grafting procedures are used for reconstructive purposes, supporting implant osseointegration (bone fusing to implant), as well as restoring or replacing one to many teeth. Bone Graft

Bone grafts are most commonly used for replacing bone that has been lost due to gum disease. Also, untreated extractions and a prolonged period of denture use can cause significant wear on bone. Sometimes bone loss occurs during an extraction, where roots are difficult to remove, and often times bone resorbs (dissolves) when we are not utilizing it.

Dr. Koeppel uses bone grafting and resorbable membrane to rebuild, augment, and fortify the area of jawbone that is lacking bone, to provide support and create a healthier bone mass, becoming a foundation for implants or other teeth restorations. Once bone is placed in a site, a membrane blanket is placed on top of the graft to protect it, and to insure that the tissue healing over does not disrupt the new bone.


Depending on the specific case and patient Dr. Koeppel will choose between three types of bone source. The first is Autogenous, which is bone taken from another area of the patient and placed in the jawbone. The second is Allograft, synthetic bone or bone from a bone bank. The last type of bone graft is Xenograft; this bovine counterpart is majorly used for augmenting bone height and width.


Gum Tissue Grafts

Gum grafts are usually used for treating recession, replacing lost tissue around the tops of teeth. But sometimes tissue grafts are needed to augment the tissue for socket grafts, and replacing infected or traumatized tissue due to disease and infection. 

Like bone grafts, tissue grafts also fall into three categories. The first being Autogenous, which is harvested tissue from the roof of the mouth. The second being collagen membranes that truly optimized for ridge augmentation. The last is an Allograft tissue matrix, which processes high regenerative properties. This is ideal for wound stabilization and covering block grafts.  Dr. Koeppel will choose a correct grafting procedure to enhance health and cosmetic success of the case. 




Call our office at (631) 318-0000 to arrange a consult with Koeppel Dental Group to learn more about bone growth and gum tissue technologies and how they can create new tooth replacement choices. You can also use our Consult Request form to arrange an appointment.


Patients seeking specific answers or information related to the material on this page can also choose to contact the Doctors at Koeppel Dental Group directly with our Ask The Dentist form. Dr. Koeppel will reply to you directly with the information you are seeking.


Before Gum Graft and Restorative

Before Gum Tissue Graft

Severe Recession Before Gum Grafting

After Extraction Bone Graft in Socket,
Resorbable Membrane Placement

After Bone Graft and Membrane
in Place at Time of Surgery

After Gum Graft Post Surgery

After Gum Tissue Graft-After
Restorative Dentistry

After Gum Graft and Restorative