Posted by Lone Star Dental Care Jul 12, 2021
Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and jaw bone atrophy. Thankfully, dental implants can restore your missing teeth, but you may need additional procedures, like bone grafting, to restore tissues damaged by gum disease. But bone grafting isn’t the only solution. Guided tissue regeneration helps your body regenerate bone that may have been lost because of gum disease, and it can serve as an alternative or complement to bone grafting.
Guided tissue regeneration relies on bioactive growth factors, biological membrane barriers, and tissue-stimulating proteins to promote healthy, strong bone growth. Here at Lone Star Dental Care in Frisco and Plano, Texas, we offer guided tissue regeneration for patients who would like to receive dental implants, who would like to prevent tooth loss, and who would like to improve their overall facial appearance.
In this blog, Dr. Afshin Vahadi and Dr. Vafa Mirshams dive deeper into the topic of guided tissue regeneration and the five benefits of this procedure.
Guided tissue regeneration isn’t just for those who have already lost teeth. Guided tissue regeneration can help preserve your natural teeth, too. This is particularly true for those at risk of losing teeth due to bone loss from advanced gum disease.
When you receive guided tissue regeneration, your body starts to rebuild the lost bone and tissues that surround your tooth. This helps to strengthen the foundation of your tooth and reduce the risk that it will fall out.
Guided tissue regeneration can be combined with bone grafts. According to a study, guided tissue regeneration, specifically with the barrier material, provided better success rates when combined with bone graft material than compared with the bone graft alone. In other words, the guided tissue regeneration improved the outcomes of the bone graft procedure.
This also helps prepare your jaw to receive dental implants. Bone grafts and guided tissue regeneration make it possible for individuals with insufficient jaw bone to receive dental implants and restore their smiles.
Although you can combine guided tissue regeneration with a bone graft, you don’t have to do that. Guided tissue regeneration can be a stand-alone procedure, and it’s less invasive than bone graft surgery.
Loss of jaw bone is one of the most catastrophic consequences of periodontal disease. Loss of jaw bone contributes to missing teeth, which impacts your ability to speak clearly and eat easily. Missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and impact your facial structure. Guided tissue regeneration encourages the growth of jaw bone, though. This means that this procedure has the ability to reverse some of these destructive consequences. If your jaw bone can be fortified, your risk of losing your teeth decreases.
Gum disease, missing teeth, and jaw bone atrophy can impact the appearance of your smile. Specifically, these conditions can cause a sunken appearance as well as low self-confidence. Guided tissue regeneration helps to rebuild these tissues, reduces unsightly periodontal pockets, and improves the overall aesthetics of your smile.
If you’d like to explore your periodontal disease treatments or to find out if guided tissue regeneration is right for you, call our Frisco, Texas. office to make an appointment. You may also schedule an appointment online.
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