The specialists at Perio Health Professionals in Houston recommend bone regeneration or grafting when the bone supporting your teeth is destroyed by periodontal disease. These procedures enable the doctors to reverse some of the damage by regrowing your lost bone and tissue. If you are in need of a dental implant and do not have enough bone to support it, call or reach out to us via e-mail to schedule an appointment to learn more.
Bone regeneration is the process of having one of the doctors at Perio Health Professionals attach either your own bone material, or bone from a donor source, to the site where your bone is missing. As you heal, your existing bone naturally fuses with the grafted bone. Over time, this creates a stronger bone.
When you go to Perio Health Professionals for a bone graft procedure, one of the specialists performs a debridement or removal of diseased tissue first. Second, they will either take a section of bone or use bone graft articulate and transplant it onto your jawbone to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
Though the most common type of bone regeneration includes the use of your own bone from another area of your body, cadaver bone graft particulate from a bone bank may also be used. Synthetic bone grafting materials are also available, including xenograft materials, which are taken from species other than humans, usually cows.
Regardless of the type of graft performed, it usually takes several months to become stable and secure enough to support additional dental work.
The most common reason to have a bone regeneration procedure is dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath your gum line to act as tooth roots. They enable the doctors at Perio Health Professionals to mount replacement teeth or a bridge where you’re missing teeth.
Because dental implants are surgically placed into your bone, enough bone material must exist to anchor them in place. If you don’t have enough bone to support a dental implant, the specialists at Perio Health Professionals recommend bone grafting procedures.
Call or reach out to us via e-mail to schedule an appointment at Perio Health Professionals in Houston to find out how bone regeneration leads to a better smile.