Guided bone regeneration helps restore damaged jawbone and provide support for dental implants or other restorations.
Periodontal disease is a condition that, if left untreated, can result in permanent and severe damage to your gums, teeth, and bones. In order to restore your oral health, our periodontist can perform a guided bone regeneration. This procedure may also be necessary for surgical treatments, such as dental implants, as sufficient bone density is required in order to support the implant post or properly recover.
The first step of this surgery involves the removal of disease-causing bacteria and infected tissue. Dr. Knochel then uses one or more regeneration substances to promote your body’s ability to naturally recreate bone tissue. These substances can include membranes (filters), bone grafts, tissue-stimulating proteins, growth factors, or a combination thereof. Each of these options can effectively direct the growth of new bone and gingival tissue. Guided bone regeneration can also reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease.
Continued periodontal maintenance and rigorous daily hygiene will improve the chances of our patients’ ability to preserve their natural teeth. You can learn more about the benefits of bone grafting by calling or visiting our practice today.