Guided Tissue and Bone Regeneration
What is Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration?
Periodontal disease causes bone loss around teeth, which can increase a patient’s chances of tooth loss. Once a tooth has been lost, the supporting jaw bone will disintegrate over time. However, at Central Ohio Periodontics, Dr. Sakamoto performs guided tissue bone regeneration to reverse the effects of this bone loss.
Guided tissue bone regeneration does not typically require the patient to have bone removed from another part of his or her body. Instead, many options use membrane barriers, tissue-stimulating proteins, or bioactive growth factor gels. However, bone grafting procedures may be necessary in some cases. Bone grafts can be from your own bone, tissue banks, or animals. The goal of each treatment option is to promote new bone growth and allow for placement of dental implants.
What are the Benefits of Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration?
The bone and gum tissue should fit together snugly. However, when someone has periodontal disease, the supporting tissue and bone are destroyed and pockets develop in the gums. If the disease is left untreated, too much bone may be lost, and the tooth will need to be extracted.
Guided tissue bone regeneration helps regenerate the lost bone and allow for the extracted teeth to be replaced. If the condition is caught before too much damage is done, this procedure will increase the chances of being able to keep one’s own natural teeth. It can also decrease the possibility of progressive periodontal disease causing other serious health problems.
If you are interested in learning more about Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration, contact us today at 614-575-0070 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!