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Occasionally, when a dental implant is placed, there is not enough gum tissue to sufficiently cover the implant for the healing process or to cover up the metal part of the implant just beneath the crown. Ideally, there would be enough gum tissue to cover the implant during the healing process. Then after the abutment and crown are attached, the gum line would extend far enough that the seam between crown and abutment would be covered. When this is not the case, there is a viable option which does not include grafting tissue from the upper palate.

AlloDerm® is a grafting material which can be used in the place of one’s own gum tissue to extend the gum line. It is made from sterile donated tissue. This material has been used for dental and plastic surgical procedures. Its versatility and pliability make it the perfect material for gum grafting.

Soft Tissue Grafting Treatment

One of the factors in the success of a dental implant has to do with the connective tissue or gum tissue that surrounds the implant. Sufficient connective tissue is required to cover up the metal part of the implant. This helps keep the implant in a healthy state and gives it a natural look.

Without enough tissue surrounding the implant, bacteria can build up and cause a condition known as peri-implantitis. Like periodontitis, this gum disease causes infection which can lead to bone loss if it is not addressed. If the bone becomes compromised, the implant will become loose and need to be removed.

AlloDerm® gum grafting can help eliminate this problem. It provides the necessary coverage for protection of the implant. Follow the directions you are given after receiving the graft, and you will see impressive results within a few weeks.

For more information about gum grafting and dental implants, contact us at Ora Dental Implant Studio. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our office today to schedule an exam and consultation if you are interested in getting dental implants.

Our Patient Reviews

Ora Dental Implant Studio

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Umakant D.

I will highly recommend Dr. Dalla. I found him to be very pleasant and highly professional. I had implants done and he did it so well that I had no discomfort. He is an excellent dentist specialist.

Lisa O.

I went to Ora last month for a denture implant consultation, soon as I walked through the door I was greeted by the ladies in the front. My consultation went great Dr. Dalla was great, he listened to my concerns and explained what would be the best procedure for my situation. Also worked with my financial situation. I had all my teeth extracted and my dentures placed. Tia was so wonderful she did her best to calm me down and reassure me there was nothing to be nervous about. Before he started I expressed how nervous and scared I was he assured me I was in great hands and I was. The staff there is the best. I have a little discomfort but when I looked in the mirror for the first time a hour ago I was very very happy with my outcome. I still have to go back for the implants then I'll be finished. I want to thank the whole staff at Ora for giving me my confidence back in my smile.

Gary B.

The whole experience went great. From the front office staff to the back office staff. The implants look and feel great. Thanks for everything... I will see you in the new year....

Darnell H.

Nice everyone and everything there is very nice they explain things in a way you can perfectly understand. I will be looking forward to having the things I need fixed

Dennis H.

First visit went very well, the Doctor listened to what I needed/wanted done, and gave me a schedule to complete the work.

Mashoq A.

Everything about this office is amazing from the staffs to the dentist and the dentist take his time to take care of his patients