Bone Regeneration

The objective of bone regeneration is to regrow bone that has been lost in order to stabilize existing teeth or to prepare the jaw for dental implants or a bridge. It can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease and restore the jaw bone to better health.

In bone regeneration, disease-causing bacteria are removed and a membrane is placed between the soft gum tissue and the pocket where a tooth has been extracted. The membrane prevents the faster-growing gum tissue from filling the tooth pocket and allows the slower-growing bone to regenerate itself – usually within three to six months. The membrane dissolves over a period of time.

Bone regeneration can be achieved through ridge augmentation as well.

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