Improve the support structure and stability of your teeth with guided tissue regeneration
If you’ve suffered from gum disease or tooth loss, you’ll likely need restorative dental work to reestablish oral health and improve the smile’s appearance. When bone loss has occurred, bone grafting is often necessary to rebuild the supportive foundation for dental implants. In order to enhance the success of bone grafting, we may recommend tissue regeneration treatment. This regenerative procedure stimulates new bone growth, giving the tooth more support. At Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental in Burbank, California, we use guided tissue regeneration (GTR) as part of our periodontal treatment plans.
What is guided tissue regeneration?
GTR is a type of regenerative treatment used to improve the support structure and stability of teeth or dental implants. When bacteria become trapped under the gums, the infection can break down the hard and soft tissue supporting teeth. In some cases, gaps between the teeth and bone begin to develop, and bone grafts are necessary when this occurs. In order to prevent faster-growing soft tissue cells from growing into these defective areas, we place artificial membranes which allow the slower-growing bone-producing cells to grow there instead.
Benefits of tissue regeneration
- Promotes bone growth – By placing the membrane between the bone and soft tissue, it allows the bone to regenerate without being blocked by soft tissue.
- Helps save natural teeth – For individuals who still have their natural teeth, tissue regeneration can often prevent tooth loss due to bone loss.
- Improves the appearance of the smile – Gum disease not only impacts oral health but also detracts from your smile’s beauty. Tissue regeneration helps rebuild the oral structures to improve your smile.
- Preps the jawbone for dental implants – Tissue regeneration helps rebuild a strong, dense bone structure that acts as a stable foundation for dental implants.
Maintaining oral health
Good oral hygiene is the key to preventing common oral health conditions like periodontal disease. You can drastically reduce your risk of developing problems by brushing and flossing daily and maintaining routine dental cleanings.
Call Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental Today
If you are in Burbank, CA, and would like to learn more about the various periodontal treatments we offer, please call us at (818) 918-5533 to schedule a consultation.