Tissue & Bone Regeneration
Today we are able to restore or regenerate missing bone and attachments around teeth subjected to long-standing periodontal disease or trauma. If you have lost a tooth due to trauma or disease, Dr. Doctor can restore or regenerate bone prior to the placement of bridges or dental implants.
These methods are referred to as Guided Bone Regeneration and Guided Tissue Regeneration. The procedures attempt to regenerate lost periodontal structures, lost bone, periodontal ligaments, and connective tissue attachment that support your teeth. This is accomplished using biocompatible membranes, bone grafts and/or tissue stimulating proteins. These procedures are common prior to or in conjunction with the placement of dental implants.
Guided Bone Regeneration and Guided Tissue Regeneration procedures have allowed millions of people to restore health to diseased teeth which would have been condemned to extraction in the past.
If you have lost teeth, these remarkable therapies have given clients a second chance to enjoy the benefits of permanent teeth with the help of dental implant reconstruction. You will experience an enhanced quality of life as a direct result of improved health, function and appearance.
Bone takes longer to mature and become bone. Guided Bone Regeneration allows the bone to maximize its full healing potential following surgical procedures.
The treatment is simple. A biocompatible membrane is placed between the gum and bone which acts as a barrier. This barrier prevents the growth of the gum tissue from limiting the growth of the underlying bone as it heals.
Membranes around teeth are typically designed to dissolve away, or reabsorb, after several weeks of healing have passed. Some membranes used to restore bony ridges in association with bone implant therapy are not absorbable and must be removed.