Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration

Guided tissue bone regeneration regenerates the previously lost gum and bone tissue. Most techniques utilize membranes that are inserted over the bone defects. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable and some require removal. Other regenerative procedures involve the use of bioactive gels.

During this procedure, which is performed under local anesthesia, your doctor will gently turn back the gum tissue and remove the disease-causing bacteria and infected tissue. In addition,  a gel may be placed, called a biomodifier, to prepare the root surface to help ensure the bone regeneration substance adheres to the tooth and successfully begins to regenerate bone. These substances can include membranes (filters), bone grafts, tissue-stimulating proteins, growth factors or a combination thereof, and will help to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. Regrowing the bone can provide better support for your teeth, and reducing the pockets will help you keep your gums and bone healthy. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth and decrease chances of serious health problems association with periodontal disease.