Guided Bone Regeneration
Regenarating Lost Bone To Support Teeth
Working Together To Make Your Smile The Best
This procedure actually allows your body to build back support on teeth where it has been lost next to teeth in the past. It replaces bone and the supporting structures for teeth and can be helpful to gain lost support in isolated areas. Bone grafts, and growth factors are commonly used to enhance the overall result.
Our Patient Sheila
“I liked the professionalism of the office and the doctor.” - Sheila
Bone grafting is very technique sensitive, and therefore you want a clinician performing the procedure who has the appropriate experience and training, as well as all the appropriate materials available to perform the procedure efficiently, while minimizing discomfort for the patient. Bone grafting is done to replace or augment bone in areas of tooth loss. Bone grafting to the jaws and facial structures may be necessary in a wide variety of scenarios. The most common bone grafts are facial skeleton and jaw procedures. Shrinkage of bone often occurs when a tooth is lost due to trauma, severe caries, or periodontal disease. Additionally, bone loss may have already occurred due to infection or pathology around a tooth.
To place the removed bone in the recipient site, little holes are drilled in the existing bone to cause bleeding. This is done because blood provides cells that help the bone heal. The block of bone that was removed will be anchored in place with titanium screws. A mixture of the patient's bone marrow and some other bone-graft material will then be placed around the edges of bone block. Finally, a membrane is placed over the area and the incision closed.
Bone grafting is necessary prior to the implants being placed, but allows patients to have implants who could not have them before. These procedures could be performed on a single missing tooth site to the entire ridge. With our advanced technology, patients will have minimal down time after the procedure.
“My procedure was more extensive than most, 4 extractions, cleaning out a massive infection, bone grafts and dental implants. I also am extremely sensitive to tooth pain. Dr. Arora and his staff made sure I was completely comfortable and pain free throughout the entire process. Dr. Arora himself called me the day after surgery (on a weekend) to be sure I was doing ok. The staff is very knowledgeable and personable as well and treat you like family. I can only give the absolute highest recommendations to Grass Valley Periodontics!! Thank you!”
- Nate M.
When a tooth is lost and not immediately replaced, the bone reacts to this event by 'shrinking back'. The bone becomes thinner from a width perspective and the bone height is frequently reduced. This process is known as bone resorption. In order to place implants, it is necessary to rebuild the bone width and height through regenerative surgical therapy. Bone grafting of the ridge is almost always required to enable accurate placement of dental implants. The grafting is completed utilizing tissue bank and/or synthetic bone particles combined with collagen membranes. It is a highly predictable procedure.