The Reason for Bone Loss
The more severe cases of gum disease and gum infection can actually result in bone loss. The bacteria slowly eat away at the bone as well as the ligaments that connect the bone to the tooth. The absence of bone means the tooth is no longer supported, so it may result in tooth loss.
Solution for Treating Bone Loss
Fortunately, bone loss can be treated to give you a strong and healthy support for your teeth. The team at Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics has several years of experience with restoring healthy bones through multiple different options.
Bone Regeneration Surgery is a procedure that naturally restores your jawbone back to health. It starts with your periodontist cleaning out the gums to remove any plaque or tartar beneath the gum line. The gums are then pulled back, and membranes are placed over the damaged bone. Overtime, the membranes allow the bone to be regenerated and the tissue is re-engineered to create new, healthy bone.
At Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics, we offer a many types of Bone Regeneration Surgery:
- Bone Grafting: This is a more traditional method that involves various bone grafting materials to be inserted into the defected area and stimulates new bone to grow.
- Guided Tissue Regeneration: This procedure is more recently developed and involves guiding the proper tissue to heal the gum defect with a resorbable biologically engineered collagen membrane.
- Tissue Engineering: The latest procedure involves using the proteins to induce tooth formation that will support the bone that was lost to gum disease. The cells placed into the defect stimulate growth of new bone.
Our professional team at Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics is here to provide a consultation to recommend the best solution to repair your bone loss. We realize that surgery can leave you feeling uneasy, but our compassionate team will work close with you to develop a customized dental plan to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy.