Read below to learn more about our Guided Tissue Regeneration Procedures in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bone loss around teeth caused by periodontal or gum disease can increase the chance for tooth loss. Over time, the supporting jaw bone tends to disappear once a tooth has been lost. This can make denture wearing uncomfortable, and can make placing dental implants impossible due to an insufficient amount of bone available. However, simple techniques a doctor can provide are now able to regrow lost bone, allow support for dental implants, or to esthetically improve beneath a fixed bridge.
Removal of bone from any other part of the body is not always a requirement for guided tissue bone regeneration. Instead, many options that doctors offer use membrane barriers, bioactive growth factor gels, or tissue stimulating proteins. Bone grafting procedures are required on occasion. Synthetic materials, tissue banks, or even your own bone can be used to make bone grafts. Each of the treatment options are done to hold the space for bone to regenerate into or to stimulate the body to grow new bone.
Much Like a sweater sits around your neck, is the way that bone and gum tissue should fit together. Pockets in between the teeth and gums develop as supporting tissue and bone are destroyed, when gum disease is present. Eventually, tooth extraction will likely be needed, if too much bone is lost as a result of gum disease.
The body can regenerate lost bone with the help of guided tissue bone regeneration. By repairing what has been damaged by gum disease, the chances of keeping your natural teeth will increase with this procedure by preventing further loss of bone and the odds of serious gum disease associated health problems will decrease.
Guided tissue regeneration may also be needed should the placement of dental implants be necessary. Support of an implant requires a sufficient amount of bone. Guided tissue regeneration may be recommended by your doctor for replacing missing teeth with dental implants, for patients that it would benefit.
When a fixed bridge is placed, facial structure can be affected when the bone under the pontic, or middle, portion of the bridge has a tendency to sink where the tooth has been lost. Facial structures can remain in an attractive form by adding support through the use of guided tissue regeneration to repair the esthetics of the bone under the bridge.
Your doctor can help if you have missing teeth or lost bone due to gum disease. Call us today for your consultation.