What is Guided Tissue & Bone Regeneration?
Guided Tissue & Bone Regeneration techniques offered by Dr. McKenzie can help regenerate bone, ligaments, and other connective tissue attachments that provide periodontal support for your teeth. These procedures involve the use of biocompatible barrier membranes in conjunction with bone grafts. When done properly, these procedures will allow your bones to regenerate which ultimately leads to increased comfort and improved ease while chewing.
Reversing Periodontitis with Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR)
If you already have a healthy smile, your gums and bone tissue should fit snugly in and around your teeth. However, if you’re suffering from periodontal disease, supporting bone and tissues becomes compromised which can allow pockets to develop. As time progresses, these pockets deepen and create more room for the formation of plaque. Furthermore, the lack of support for your teeth can lead them to become loose or even fall out over time.
Patients who reach this stage of periodontal disease face a difficult situation that can only be effectively treated by a periodontist. That’s when guided tissue regeneration becomes a serious consideration, because it can literally restore the patient to a normal state of oral health.
Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) and Dental Implants
If you’ve experienced tooth loss, you may be considering dental implants to restore your smile and put an end to any feelings of embarrassment. For dental implants to integrate properly, a strong, healthy jawbone must exist prior to placement. Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) is a technique that restores the strength of the bone before dental implants are placed, and still allows the bone to grow afterward.
For Help With Guided Tissue & Bone Regeneration in Columbia, SC, CALL: (803) 788-0900
Gregg W. McKenzie, DDS and his staff are ready to answer any questions and get you scheduled for evaluation.