Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration
Guided tissue bone regeneration: This procedure regenerates the previously lost gum and bone tissue. This can be done next to a tooth that has lost bone and in areas where teeth have been missing for awhile and bone has been lost over time. There are limitations, but many times some if not all the bone can be regenerated. Most techniques utilize membranes that are placed over the bone defects. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable and will disappear as your body builds new bone. These procedures are localized and usually result in minimal discomfort and changes in your day to day routine. In certain cases, swelling can be expected due to your body transporting new cells to the surgical site to help build the new bone.
LANAP: The noninvasive laser therapy can be used next to a tooth that has lost bone from periodontal disease. The therapy has received FDA clearance for bone regeneration and in many cases can regenerate some (if not all) of the lost bone and tissue attachment. LANAP is appropriate for specific cases. Ask us if your situation is right for LANAP or for guided tissue bone regeneration.