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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|A membrane placement protects the bone defect space from the gum tissue and creates an improved bone foundation for implants.|
|With Membrane |
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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.
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.
|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.|