Your jawbone is an important component of your mouth. It enables you to perform a wide array of different functions, including biting, chewing, and speaking. It helps to hold your teeth securely in place, and aids in maintaining your facial shape and aesthetics. The loss of bone mass in your jaw impacts your oral health, the functions of your jaw, your appearance, and your quality of life. Beyond Dental and Implant Center can help with bone regeneration.
The Cause of Bone Loss
Bone loss can occur for several different reasons. Common causes include
Bone Grafting for Bone Regeneration
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that is performed to restore missing bone mass in your jaw. By replacing missing bone mass, we can help restore strength and shape to your jawbone. During a bone graft, bone mass is harvested from another area of your body, or from a donor, and transplanted to the affected areas of your jaw.
There are a few different types of grafts that may be used. During your initial consultation, we thoroughly examine your mouth to help determine the best type of graft to meet your needs.
Guided Bone Regeneration
Guided bone regeneration, frequently called GBR, is another procedure that aids in bone regeneration. With this treatment, we place a specialized membrane over the areas where bone grafting is performed before your gums are sutured closed. The membrane serves a few different purposes. One of these purposes is to separate your faster healing gums from the slower healing bone. This prevents the soft tissue from filling in spaces where bone should be filling in. At the same time, the GBR membrane also helps to stimulate the growth of new bone tissue. This aids in restoring the strength and integrity of your jawbone more quickly.
With bone regeneration, we can help restore strength to your jaw as well as its shape. This helps to improve the functionality of your jaw, your facial aesthetics, and your oral health. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Beyond Dental and Implant Center at (972) 591-7520 today.
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