Periodontal plastic surgery is designed to restore form and function to the gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and the bone that supports your teeth or an individual tooth. The real long-term goal of any periodontal surgery is to increase the life expectancy of the teeth and their usefulness; it is not a cure for periodontal disease. Basically, periodontal surgery removes tissue that has been transformed by the disease and then reconstructs the gums and surrounding tissues to better support the teeth and to recreate a normal appearance.
Gingival graft – or connective tissue graft, represents transplantation of a small volume of tissue for covering a gingival retraction or a lack of tissue. It ‘s necessary for the aesthetic (the visible smile) when the root of a tooth is exposed, resulting a longer tooth, when there is a lack of volume after an extraction, or when there is an unpleasant coloration on the gum, or transpires through. Gingival graft is a procedure that adds tissue (gingiva). Full cure time is 8 weeks.
Gingivectomy and coronary lengthening – At the opposite of a dental grafts, we have gingivectomy and coronary lengthening procedures that remove gum, where it is excessive. It is necessary in the aesthetics area (the visible smile) if we have small teeth, covered by gum. This procedure is very simple, heals extremely fast, and has immediate aesthetic impact. No need for suturing. The gum is healed completely between 10 and 14 days. In many cases, for getting permanent results, a bone contouring is necessary. Then talk about coronary lengthening. In this case, the healing time is 8 weeks, as in graft cases.
Tissue Engineering – Accelerated healing
PRP therapy is an advanced regenerative technology using biological factors from a patient’s blood to make membranes in which are fabricated to help speed up the healing process with the least trauma.
Platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF)
Platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) is an autogenous matrix derived from the concentration of the patient’s blood platelets. A simplified chairside procedure results in the production of a fibrin membrane that is capable of stimulating the release of many important growth factors involved during wound healing processes that take place after surgery.
Platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) accelerates the body’s own normal healing processes making it an excellent choice for grafting applications, tissue grafts, tooth extractions, and implants.
A REVOLUTIONARY PROTOCOL TO PRODUCE AN AUTOLOGOUS DENTIN GRAFT FROM A PATIENT’S OWN TOOTH.
“We leveraged concepts of autologous grafting to optimize and simplify their use in dentistry. This resulted in dentists finally able to stop discarding extracted teeth and instead using them as Gold Standard bone graft.”.
The principles that guide us:
- Bone sets the tone for function and esthetics.
- Bone maintenance and repair is critical – graft whenever possible.
- Autologous grafting is the GOLD standard.
- Dentin is a proven and effective graft, 98% compatible with cortical bone.
- Every extraction site creates bone trauma and deficiency that must be corrected.
- It’s a clinical failure to discard an extracted tooth when it can be reused as a superior source for autologous graft.