Guided Bone Regeneration
If you have suffered from bone loss due to periodontal disease or from missing a tooth for a long period of time, you may not have sufficient bone volume for proper dental implant positioning. In these instances, guided bone regeneration surgery can be utilized to augment the bone to allow for dental implant placement. The procedure involves placing a barrier membrane along with different bone-filling materials. Two types of procedures can be performed: regeneration at time of implant placement or prior to implant placement. The type of materials used and the treatment method will be determined by your periodontist based on the extent of your bone defect.