Rena Bains DDS Inc

Periodontal & Implant Reconstruction 
Working Together Achieving Optimum Oral Health

Bone and Tissue Augmentation

We work to repair bone and soft tissue damage caused by trauma or pathologic conditions.  The reconstruction may require specialized surgical techniques such as skin or bone grafts and the construction and placement of implants.  


When you lose a tooth, both the gum tissue and new bone compete for the same defect space.
Without a membrane and graft placement, the gum tissue and not the bone will fill the space.
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Without Membrane
Gum Tissue
Takes Over
A membrane placement protects the bone defect space from the gum tissue and creates an improved bone foundation for implants.
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With Membrane
In Place
Bone Foundation

Regeneration of bone provides a more solid foundation for restorative work.  As regeneration occurs, an implant can be used to assist in bone strength.  Dental implants are often placed in the optimal position for long term support of bridge work.

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Guided Tissue Regeneration

This helps keep unwanted gum tissue away from tooth and bone.   Ligament fibers can then regroup and bone can reform to better support the tooth.

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After cleaning, a special membrane is inserted between the gum and bone.

The membrane blocks unwanted tissue, allowing ligament fibers and bone to grow.  Once strong ligament fibers attach root to bone, the membrane dissolves or is removed.


Bone Grafting

Tiny fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or bone from a bone bank are placed where bone was lost.  These grafts serve as a platform for the growth of bone.  This restores stability to your teeth.

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After cleaning, the graft material is packed into the area where bone has been lost.

The gum is then closed. New bone growth may be stimulated by the graft.  New bone tissue fills in the crater, providing strong support for the tooth.