If your jawbone has suffered irreparable damage due to gum disease or tooth loss, you are likely to require bone grafting for restoring your smile or before getting the lost teeth replaced.
In order to prepare for bone grafting, your dentist may suggest guided tissue regeneration. This process may also be used as a substitute to bone grafting. Here are some major benefits of guided tissue regeneration:
Promotes Bone Regeneration
During this procedure, a special membrane is placed between the bone and the soft tissues surrounding the tooth. This membrane behaves as a barrier that enables the bone to regenerate and strengthen without being interrupted by the faster-healing gums.
Preserves Natural Teeth
Guided tissue regeneration saves your natural teeth from damage, protecting your smile. The technique can prevent bone loss from leading to tooth loss. It regenerates the lost bone and tissues near a tooth so that the restored structures form a robust base that a tooth requires to be held in place in the long run.
Improves Natural Aesthetics
Gum disease or other conditions that damage the soft tissue or cause bone loss near a tooth can affect the look of your smile. Through guided tissue regeneration, these structures are reconstructed. This procedure reduces periodontal pockets and enhances the overall look of your teeth and smile.
Prepares The Jaw For Dental Implants
This technique can be a standalone procedure or performed to prepare for bone grafting. In both cases, guided tissue regeneration can restore the lost bone and ensure a stable and strong foundation for dental implants. The dense bone enables implant posts to secure into healthy bone and support new teeth.
Guided tissue regeneration re-establishes the natural contours of your mouth and reduces the chances of serious health issues associated with gum disease. If you are suffering from a gum disease or any other related issue, schedule an appointment with us at University Periodontal Associates by calling us at (832) 975-0990 today.