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Hard and soft tissue grafting

Gum disease can lead to decay and even loss of bone tissue. However, our specialist dentists use the most innovative new techniques to help stop and even reverse the issue by performing hard and soft tissue grafting.

Hard tissue grafting

We can stimulate growth by replacing lost bone with either natural or synthetic bone in the location where it was lost. We can even perform guided tissue regeneration to prevent gum tissue from growing in the area where the bone should be.

Soft tissue grafting

Soft tissue grafting helps to correct and prevent the progression of receding gums, which can expose the roots of your teeth and leave you vulnerable to sensitivity and decay. 

Our specialist dentists will do this by taking tissue from another area of your gum or mouth, or use synthetic material to cover exposed roots and give them protection from any further tissue loss.

Cliff Nissen

Cliff Nissen, is a GDC registered Specialist in Periodontics, with considerable experience in the field of implant industry. He spent six years lecturing on Periodontology – the study of prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of gum and disease – at the University of Dundee. He has also run his own private practice in Germany and provides implant and periodontal services. His areas of special interest include bone and soft tissue regeneration, sinus augmentation, aesthetic implant cases, as well as treatment of gum conditions affecting teeth and implants.


You will be asked detailed questions about your medical history and there will be a complete examination of your mouth and any remaining teeth. We will then assess whether implants are a feasible treatment option for you, and for this to be the case we need to be able to mitigate any risk factors. If you are willing, x-rays and CBCT 3D scans will be taken to assess bone volume and density.

During your dental implant consultation, your dentist will carry out a thorough clinical assessment including a 3D scan to show the thickness of the bone and to find out if you’ll need bone augmentation.


We often perform the graft at the same time as implant surgery. If that’s not feasible, we generally complete the repair and wait 3-6 months before the site is ready for implant placement.

Yes, a bone graft is definitely worthwhile for patients wanting to replace teeth lost to trauma, gum disease or extraction. A bone graft will restore the damaged bone in the jaw and provide strong foundations ready to replace the missing tooth or teeth.
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