Guided Tissue Regeneration in Braintree, MA
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Periodontal disease causes bone loss around teeth, which can increase the chances for tooth loss. Once a tooth has been lost, the supporting jaw bone will disappear over time. This can make wearing dentures uncomfortable. However, simple techniques are now available to regrow lost bone, provide support for dental implants, or to improve esthetics beneath a fixed bridge.
Guided tissue bone regeneration creates and environment that is conductive to bone growth. This requires the use of bone materials such as bone allografts or artificial bone substitutes that create and maintain a space into which new bone of your own can develop. Your own bone cells will remove and replace the bone graft. Bone stimulating proteins and bioactive growth factors may be added to increase your bone healing cells activity and potential. The goal is to generate new bone of your own to replace what was lost.
Guided tissue bone regeneration helps the body to regenerate lost bone. By repairing the damage done by periodontal disease or tooth loss, this procedure will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth and provide better bone for implant placement.
Dr. Thomas Mone, located in Braintree, MA, is a periodontist who serves patients from Boston, MA, Quincy, MA, and Miton, MA. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!