About Bone Grafting
If you have lost bone tissue because of gum disease or do not have enough bone tissue available to support dental implants, you may be a good candidate for a bone grafting procedure. We perform several bone restoration procedures or a sinus lift at our practice and may include it as part of your comprehensive treatment plan.
The Benefits of Guided Tissue Regeneration
If significant gum and bone tissue has been lost due to gum (periodontal) disease, damage may be able to be reversed with regenerative measures. Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) helps stimulate the natural regrowth of gum and bone to restore volume and support in preparation for dental implants. During the procedure, a membrane is placed over the defected bone to inhibit soft tissue from filling in the space and encourage bone growth in the area instead. GTR may be used in conjunction with bone grafting to maximize results.
Bone grafting treatments are surgeries that require a recovery period as the bone and tissues heal and fuse together. We can accelerate this healing process, assist your body in its own natural recovery, and shorten the length of healing time after surgery by using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). This biomaterial is derived from a sample of your own blood, which is already rich in platelets and growth factors that aid in wound healing. When spun in a centrifuge, the blood separates into white and red blood cells and platelets. The resulting fibrin membrane is full of proteins and growth factors that will help the soft tissues and bone at the site heal quickly and healthier. PRF also aids in the regeneration of bone and tissues and is incredibly safe since it’s derived from your own blood, and reduces the risk for infection and complications after surgery.