Bone Regeneration

Bone Grafting, or Guided tissue regeneration (GTR), involves placement of Bone Graft and Regenerative/Biologic Materials, such as PRP/PRF, around a tooth or implant to regain lost bone from periodontal disease. After the gum pockets have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, a bioabsorbable membrane is placed between the gum tissue and the bone. Tissue-stimulating proteins, bone grafts, or space holders are then placed within the membrane to accomplish the desired result. Over time, the membrane helps the tissue to grow into the desired shape and is slowly reabsorbed into the body.

Immediately following guided tissue regeneration, the body responds by forming a blood clot within the graft, which releases growth hormones that encourage healing. Over time, the clot is absorbed into the body and replaced by granulation tissue and healthy blood vessels. This healthy vascular system quickly creates new bone tissue, establishing a healthy, structurally sound base. The entire process can take up to 6+ months.