Guided bone and tissue regeneration to restore your teeth and gums
Guided bone and tissue regeneration is a procedure that assists the growth of bone surrounding your teeth that may have deteriorated or been damaged. It is used primarily to give a stable support for a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Special material is used to guide the growth of bone tissue around the tooth to fill any gaps that may have formed.
What causes bone loss?
A major cause of tooth supporting bone loss is periodontal disease. If left unchecked, this condition can cause the soft and hard tissue surrounding your teeth to break down. This process can lead to the formation of gaps between your teeth and the bone of your jaw, which require intervention to heal properly.
How does guided tissue regeneration work?
During the procedure, special material called barrier membranes are used to isolate the affected area in order to prevent the faster-growing connective tissue from filling the space. These are placed inside your gum and allow the bone time to regrow. This increases its height around the tooth and can also help with the attachment at the root of the tooth or dental implant, providing much more support and stability.