Guided Tissue Regeneration

Livingston & Clark NJ Periodontal Regeneration Surgery

It is possible to recreate previously lost tissues in some cases, depending on the type of gum disease and the pattern of tissue/bone destruction that has occurred. This treatment is accomplished by a technique called “Guided Tissue Regeneration.” A number of bio-compatible materials, alone or in combination, can aid the body in producing new bone and gum tissue. The objective of this technique is similar to that of bone grafting. During the procedure, a bio-compatible membrane is placed to isolate the area of bone damage around the tooth, creating an environment for new bone to form. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with flap and osseous surgery.

Diagram showing a membrane being placed to isolate the missing bone area

Diagram showing the gum sutured

Diagram showing new bone forming and the membrane dissolving

New bone forming, membrane dissolving

Diagram showing the healed area

Final healing


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