Guided Tissue Regeneration

Crown Lengthening
March 6, 2014
Frenectomy
March 6, 2014
Show all

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Traditionally, eliminating the periodontal pockets involved the trimming away of infected and inflamed gum tissue and re-contouring the uneven bone levels. Although this is still an effective way of treating gum disease, new and more sophisticated procedures are used to rebuild and regenerate the previously lost bone support.

Guided tissue regeneration can reconstruct or redevelop the previously lost bone tissue. Most techniques utilize a graft material and a barrier membrane that are inserted over the periodontal bone loss.

Depending upon the extent of bone regeneration that is needed, we are also able to utilize specific bone growing proteins. These proteins are now commercially available, and are perfectly safe for human use. They have been shown to dramatically improve the way the body is able to rebuild bone. We have been utilizing platelet derived growth factor for several years with remarkable results. We are also currently using a new bone forming protein, bone morphogenetic protein. This was originally used in orthopedic and spine surgery, and has recently become available for intraoral use. As leaders in bone regeneration, we are currently working with Medtronic, the corporate force behind bone morphogenetic protein, to expand and define the most appropriate uses for this material in the oral cavity.

Dr. Karl Zeren
Dr. Karl Zeren
Dr. Zeren and his staff are here to help you attain your treatment objectives by providing the highest level of Professional care in a manner that is comfortable and pleasant. We consider our role to be that of educators as well as clinicians, your questions are always welcomed and encouraged. We want to establish a relationship of mutual understanding, trust and respect. We are committed to providing technical excellence with exceptional attention to patient comfort.

Comments are closed.