There are many regenerative dental procedures available to restore health to the gums, bone, and teeth that have been destroyed by periodontal disease. The following are the most commonly used regenerative procedures:
Dental implants and other restorative procedures depend on a strong and thick mandible (jawbone). When periodontal disease has taken hold, the mandible may have become too narrow to support an implant. Natural bone regeneration (or bone grafting) is one of the best ways to promote growth and thicken the jawbone.
Gum Tissue Regeneration
A gum graft aims to symmetrically contour the gum line, covering any exposed tooth roots to restore health to the gums. Ultimately, the soft tissue surrounding the teeth will naturally regenerate, producing a healthy smile.
This is a procedure performed by an oral surgeon or periodontist to allow for regeneration of bone where a tooth or teeth have been removed. It is completed at the time of extraction and helps prevent shrinkage of the mandible that will occur as part of the normal healing process. It will allow for placement of implants in the ideal position necessary for function and aesthetics.
If you have any questions about regenerative procedures or periodontal disease, please ask your dentist.
Green Bay dentist Dr. David Brusky and his experienced team provide patients in the De Pere, Pulaski, Seymour and Shawano areas with a host of dental services. Consult with them about regenerative procedures by calling (920) 662-1440 today.