Bone Grafting infromation from Pacific Northwest periodontics

Dental Bone Grafting at Pacific Northwest Periodontics

At Pacific Northwest Specialists in Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Seattle, Washington we provide 2 main types of bone grafting procedures.

Gum Disease & Guided Tissue Regeneration (Periodontal Bone Grafting)

Dr. Rapoport and Dr. Schuler are also experts in Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration. These regenerative surgical procedures are used to repair bone loss around teeth that has been destroyed by inflammatory periodontal disease or damaged during the removal of an adjacent tooth (typically following the removal of a wisdom tooth). We use bone from a number of sources, depending on our patients' individual requirements. Sometimes we harvest our patients' own bone from areas within the mouth (chin, lower wisdom tooth area). More frequently we use processed bone products that are derived from animals (Bio-Oss). Often we incorporate specialized proteins called enamel matrix proteins (Emdogain) that have been found to aid in the regenerative process. This surgical dental grafting procedure regenerates the previously lost gum and bone tissue. Most techniques utilize membranes, which are inserted over the defects. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable and some require removal.

At Pacific Northwest Periodontics in Seattle, Dr. Rapoport or Dr Schuler place a periodontal bone graft around a tooth they are attempting to rebuild and regenerate the bone that was lost around your tooth. The success of these procedures is dependent on many factors including your general health, level of home care, severity of the original problem and proper compliance with post-operative instructions.


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Dental Implants & Bone Grafting Surgery

Dental Bone grafting is a surgical procedure you might need if your jawbone has atrophied due to missing teeth, trauma, disease or ill-fitting dentures. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. A bone grafting procedure will greatly help you rebuild the jaw structure beneath the gums in preparation for the placement of dental implants or other tooth replacements.

Dental bone grafting and dental implant surgery can restore both the height and width of your jaw bone and greatly improve your appearance by improving your bone structure.

There are several surgery grafting options and they differ in how they help promote bone formation. These include Autogenous, Allogenic, and Xenogenic grafting.

Additionally there are Bone Graft Surgery Substitutes that a periodontist will use which are commercially produced synthetic products that have many of the same bone forming properties as human bone, and are safe and proven alternatives to Autogenous and Allogenic Bone.

Dr. Rapoport and Dr. Schuler and their highly specialized periodontal team at Pacific Northwest Periodontics in Seattle understand that you might have several questions regarding the perfect dental grafting surgery treatments and options for you.

Dr. Rapoport and Dr. Schuler have over 20 years of dental implant and dental bone grafting experience. As experienced periodontists, they will be delighted to review all of your options and answer all of your questions about dental bone grafting surgery and dental implants after a thorough oral examination.

At Pacific Northwest Periodontics, we can schedule an appointment to see new patients within seven days or less.

Call our periodontal office today to schedule a bone graft or dental implant evaluation and find out the best treatment plan available with Dr. Rapoport and Dr Schuler.

Schedule an Appointment Today: 206-575-1086

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Pacific Northwest Periodontics Accreditations and Memberships

AAPLogo ActiveMember American Dental Association American Board of Periodontology 3South King County Dental SocietyWashington State Dental Association Provider


Academy of General Dentistry Provider