The ultimate goal of periodontal therapy is to regenerate the tissues that have been destroyed by periodontal disease: namely, the bone, gum tissues, and connective tissue fibers. Bone regeneration has been shown to produce a successful and predictable clinical result when patients effectively control plaque through good oral hygiene and regular periodontal maintenance visits.
Various regenerative treatment options are available to treat the diverse causes of periodontal disease.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
When applicable, regeneration of the lost bone and periodontal attachment improves the support of the tooth, and its long-term prognosis. Guided tissue regeneration is a procedure that specifically aims to restore the periodontal tissues.
On a scientific level, guided tissue regeneration is a complex process that entails the coordinated multiplication, maturation, and development of various cell types to form the bone and soft tissue fibers. An array of periodontal regenerative approaches offer a high degree of success. New bone grafting and biologic materials have emerged to enhance periodontal regeneration.
Guided Bone Regeneration
Periodontal disease and other dental infections destroy the bone around your teeth. After tooth loss, the bone that surrounded the tooth will start to resorb, and may cause a significant deformity in your jawbone.
This loss of bone can prevent the placement of dental implants in an optimal position. Fortunately, advances in surgical techniques and bone regeneration have made it possible to reconstruct these bone deformities.
Bone regeneration has consistently been shown to improve appearance substantially, and provide predictable dental implant outcomes, both clinically and throughout the dental literature.