Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration
Gum disease has traditionally been treated by eliminating the gum pockets by trimming away the infected gum tissue and by re-contouring the uneven bone tissue. Although this is still an effective way of treating gum disease, new and more sophisticated procedures are used routinely today. One of these advancements is guided bone regeneration, also referred to as guided tissue regeneration. This procedure is used to stabilize endangered teeth or to prepare the jaw for dental implants.
Guided Bone regeneration is a routine procedure in our office. A bone graft is placed into the periodontal defect or extraction socket. A membrane is installed between the soft tissue and bone graft. The membrane covers the area so that fast-growing gum tissue is blocked, and slower-growing bone can begin to “regenerate” itself.