When the bone supporting the teeth has been destroyed due to periodontal disease, regenerative procedures are often recommended for treatment. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue. Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease.
Guided Tissue Regeneration: This involves using a special membrane that is placed between the bone and gum tissue. During this procedure, gum tissue folds back and disease-causing bacteria is removed. Membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage the body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
Bone Replacement Grafting: This procedure involves an incision made in the gums to gain access to the bone beneath, so grafting materials can be added. It is necessary when there is poor quality and quantity of bone, making it an unsuitable environment for dental implant placement. Today, we can grow bone where needed. Most often, the grafting material is processed bone minerals around which your body will deposit new bone cells. This allows the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but also restores functionality and esthetic appearance.
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