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Bone & Gum Grafting in Gasport, NY

At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky , we understand that it’s crucial to feel well-cared-for and happy when you visit your dentist. You want to trust your dental team, and we want to earn that trust and provide exceptional dental care every single time you visit us. It takes time to build a relationship and to feel comfortable with your treating providers, and we know that it can be nervewracking or scary when you are referred out to another dentist for treatment.
Our goal is always to minimize your stress and discomfort, which is why we provide a wide range of services right here in our Gasport dental office. We do our best to keep your dental treatment in-house so that you can stay with a treatment team you already know. We also like helping you cut down on your travel time between multiple dental offices.
We work hard to provide comprehensive dental treatments for every area of your mouth. Comprehensive dentistry is about more than just your teeth—we want to keep your bone and gum tissue healthy, too! We offer bone and gum grafting to patients in the following areas:
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If you live near these cities and need bone grafting or gum grafting, call our Gasport dentist, Dr. Igor Kaplansky, at (716) 772-7500 today!

Dental Bone Grafts

Jawbone loss is a severe problem in the dental world. Bone loss can occur as a result of a chronic infection, such as gum disease or an abscess.
Another common cause of jawbone loss is tooth loss. The bone of the jaw is an active organism that needs to interact with the roots of teeth to remain at a healthy density. When even one tooth is missing, the bone rapidly recedes. If many teeth are missing, the jawbone suffers and deteriorates even more quickly.
The separate components of your mouth are designed to work and function together. When you damage or lose one part, the others will not perform as well as they should. Tooth loss and jawbone loss affect your mouth on a structural level and weaken your jaw. Unfortunately, bone loss will also impact your appearance over time.
If you’ve experienced dental bone loss, you may be unhappy with your appearance. Your facial structure depends on the support of your surrounding jawbone, and your face suffers when your bones aren’t around to strengthen it. Deterioration of the bone in the jaw can make your face appear sunken, create wrinkles, and make you look older than you actually are. Severe bone loss can even alter the shape of your face.
If you are missing some of your natural teeth, you will want to replace them with dental restorations. Unfortunately, some restorative dental procedures require healthy jawbone, such as dental implant placement. This is because your jaw needs to be strong enough to support the dental implant posts. You may feel discouraged if you need dental restorations but do not have the jawbone strength necessary to undergo treatment.
Luckily, there is a solution. If you’re living with bone loss that is affecting your life and making it difficult to obtain the dental restorations you need, our Gasport dentist can help. Dr. Kaplansky can build up the bone in your jaw by incorporating one of several different types of material. This treatment is known as a “bone graft.”
Your bone graft can include:
Our dental bone grafts in Gasport are very safe and have high success rates. Jawbone grafts are an excellent option for patients who need to strengthen their existing bone structure.
If you’re planning on dental implant surgery in the near future, and you have reduced bone density, Dr. Kaplansky can perform your Gasport bone graft in one of two ways:
In both cases, Dr. Kaplansky makes sure that your dental implants have a healthy, sturdy base.
Jawbone graft procedures are helpful even if you do not need dental implants. If you are looking to strengthen your bite or add structure back into your face shape, bone grafting may be a great treatment option for you. If you would like to learn more about bone grafting in Lockport, NY, our clinical team would be happy to speak with you. Please call us today at (716) 772-7500 with any questions or to schedule a bone grafting appointment with Dr. Kaplanksy.

Dental Gum Tissue Grafts

Bone grafts are not the only type of dental graft available. If you have damaged or receding gum tissue, there is also a solution for that! At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we offer gum tissue grafts in Gasport, NY.
You are a good candidate for a gum tissue graft if you’re living with gum recession or gum disease. The two conditions go hand in hand, as advanced gum disease often causes severe gum recession. You can easily feel and visually notice gum recession—you may see that the root of your tooth is exposed, or you may be experiencing increased sensitivity to touch, hot, cold, or sweets in that area of your mouth.
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When your gums recede, your teeth are at a higher risk of decay. Additionally, your smile will start to look less attractive, and your teeth may show stains or discolorations near the roots. Once you begin to notice gum recession, it’s best to take care of the condition as quickly as possible with a dental gum tissue graft.

When you undergo a gum tissue graft in Lockport, Dr. Kaplanksy will use gum tissue from either your mouth or from a tissue bank to cover your tooth’s exposed root and protect the area. The process is similar to a bone graft in the sense that we are adding natural material into your mouth that will then heal and incorporate with your natural gums.
Your gums will feel sore and tender for the first few days after your gum graft. Therefore, you should eat a soft diet and avoid flossing immediately after your procedure. Your mouth will likely take one to two weeks to fully heal. At this time, you can resume your ordinary diet and brush and floss as usual.

Schedule Your Gasport Dental Appointment Today

If you are tired of living with unhealthy jawbone or gum tissue, our Gasport dental office can help you design a healthier version of your smile. We currently treat patients residing in Carlisle Gardens, Gasport, Hartland, Highland Park, Lockport, Terrys Corners, and Wrights Corners.
Call us today at (716) 772-7500 to schedule your bone graft or gum tissue graft with Dr. Igor Kaplanksy. We look forward to working with you and your smile!
Meet Our Doctor:
Dentistry by Doctor Kaplansky | Dr. Igor Kaplansky
Igor Kaplansky, DDS, FAGD, FICOI General Dentistry, Oral surgery, Dental Implants, Orthodontics, Endodontics

In 1998 after graduating University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree 

Dentistry by Doctor Kaplansky | Dr. Yvonne Carney
Komal Koli, DDS, MS General, Cosmetic and Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Komal Koli earned her Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia where her research on dental implants led to numerous publications and earned …

Dentistry by Doctor Kaplansky | Dr. Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith, DDS General, Cosmetic and Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Samantha Smith  graduated from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2014.  While in school she was a recipient of a prestigious Maryanne Mather Clinical Research Award for …

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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need a bone graft for my dental implant?
​A common question that we get in the office is about bone grafting and dental implants. The only way we can answer all of your questions in detail is after your initial consultation. Utilizing our advanced in-office imaging technology, such as 3-D Computed Tomography (CBCT), Dr. Kaplansky or Dr. Smith will determine if you require a bone graft to facilitate dental implant placement. We can perform bone grafting before placing the implant, or we can perform the grafting and placement during the same session.
When Is Bone Grafting Needed?
Bone grafting is sometimes necessary to improve the results of dental implant surgery. The bone that we graft into your tooth cavity will help strengthen the area, and it gives your dental implant a more sturdy area to bond to once we place the implant. Not everyone needs this procedure, and the only way to know for sure if you will need this treatment along with your implant is to consult with your Gasport dentist.
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Ready to Book Your Dental Implant Consultation?

In your consultation with our team, we will be able to answer all of your questions thoroughly, and we will present all of your treatment options to you to help you make an informed decision about your smile.

We enjoy helping patients near and far, and many of our patients travel to our Gasport dental office from Lockport, Terrys Corners, Wrights Corners, Carlisle Gardens, Hartland, and Highland Park.

If you have any further questions about dental implants or bone grafting, feel free to give us a call, and we can get your appointment to see the dentist scheduled right away!