Case #1 & Case #2 Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration From The buccal Aspect

Case #3 Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration From the Palatal Aspect

Gum disease has traditionally been treated, 50 years ago, by eliminating the gum pockets by trimming away the infected gum tissue( Gingivectomy) or by re-contouring the uneven bone tissue under the gums (Osseous recontouring). Although this was an effective way to eliminate pockets but ressective in nature. New reconstructive technics  and more sophisticated procedures are used routinely today. One of these advancements are guided tissue regeneration (GTR) and guided bone regeneration (GBR). These procedures are used to stabilize endangered teeth or to built bone of  the jaw for dental implants.

As periodontal disease progresses, pockets of degenerated bone develop around the tooth. These pockets can promote the growth of bacteria and the spread of infection. To address these pockets, Dr. Said  may recommend tissue regeneration procedures. During these surgical procedures , the pockets are cleaned thoroughly, and a biological collagen membrane is installed between the soft tissue and the pocket in the bone. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable and some require removal. The membrane covers the defective bone under the gums so that fast-growing gum tissue is blocked, and slower-growing bone can begin to grow, or “regenerate” itself. Additional bone graft material under the membrane will be inserted to enhance further bone regeneration.

The effectiveness of the procedure generally depends on the patient’s willingness to follow a strict postoperative diet and careful oral care. Dr. Said will help you determine if bone regeneration surgery is right for you.