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.

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For more information about GTR and GBR and how they can help restore comfort to your mouth and teeth, contact an experienced Periodontist.
Gregg W. McKenzie, DDS and his staff are ready to answer any questions and get you scheduled for evaluation.

LANAP & LAPIP Laser Treatment

A pioneering method for treating periodontitis (gum disease) at all stages of progression.

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Sinus Lift

A sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, is a procedure for adding bone material to the jaw when necessary.

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Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation surgery is used to restore the jaw bone when tooth loss weakens the tooth socket.

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Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation is performed when the ridge of the jaw must be built up prior to placing implants.

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Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration

Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) is a technique that restores bone strength prior to implant placement.

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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance includes examinations and procedures designed to slow and prevent gum disease.

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Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure where infected and inflamed gums are reshaped to control bacteria.

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Dental Bone Grafting

Bone grafts are any of a handful of procedures that replace missing bone or promote new bone growth.

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Gingival Graft / Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is often used to cover exposed tooth roots whenever periodontitis has caused gum recession.

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Dental Crown Lengthening

Dental crown lengthening may be performed when there isn’t enough tooth material above the gum line.

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Exposure of Impacted Teeth for Orthodontics

Exposure of impacted teeth may be necessary to help your regular orthodontist reposition your teeth.

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing are deep cleaning procedures that can lower the risk of or eliminate gum disease.

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Tooth Extractions

The removal of teeth may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Extractions are procedures that remove teeth.

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Sedation Dentistry

Dr. McKenzie offers Sedation Dentistry to increase comfort and decrease stress in apprehensive patients.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants replace lost teeth. Once the implant osseointegrates a crown can then be placed.

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