Bone Regeneration (Grafting) - Guided Tissue Regeneration
Bone Grafting is traditionally used in conjunction with pocket-reduction surgery. Bone regeneration procedures involve utilization of bone materials (powders) that come in a variety of forms including donor and synthetic. These powders can be used along with osseous surgery to minimize the distance between the gum and bone. The graft material is placed into the periodontal sites during Osseous Surgery to help stimulate your body to grow important supportive bone around your teeth. Grafts typically become incorporated into your newly formed bone or are completely replaced by it.
In many cases, a barrier or "Membrane" is used to help keep the graft in place during the healing period. This "membrane" is placed over the graft material and the gum tissue is then closed over the entire area.