Guided Tissue Regeneration
What can be done to prevent tooth loss or increase bone formation for implant placement?
Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) is a procedure that enables bone and tissue to grow around an endangered tooth.
In GTR therapy for teeth, the soft (gum) tissue is surgically separated from the endangered tooth and the tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned. Infected tissues are removed from the area. Next a biocompatible material is placed into the defect surrounding the tooth and the soft tissue is sutured back into place.
Guided Bone Regeneration
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a procedure that enables increased bone volume for future implant placement.
If a tooth is to be removed artificial bone substitutes or grafts of the patient’s own bone can be used for Guided Bone Regeneration. This helps to ensure that an adequate bone volume is present to enable future implant placement.