Tooth loss or certain periodontal diseases can cause gum disease that triggers substantial bone loss. Because bone cells grow more slowly than the surrounding gum tissue, failure to correct the issues can make it impossible for a person to receive dental implants.
Deterioration of the bone not only has a negative effect on a person’s appearance but also harms his or her oral care. Bone regeneration is a procedure that helps support replacement tooth options and maintains a person’s periodontal health.
Voorhees Periodontist for Bone Regeneration
Bone regeneration may be accomplished through bone grafting or guided regeneration therapy. The grafting process involves bone tissue being placed onto the deteriorated bone area and healing over the course of several months after the gums have been properly stitched.
Tissue regeneration is a procedure in which membrane, tissue, or bone graft blocks the gum tissue from filling in the deteriorated bone area. The process allows the bone to regenerate tissue on its own.
It is important to remember that bones in a person’s mouth very much support his or her face. While tooth loss is thought of primarily as affecting an aesthetic aspect of a person’s appearance, alveolar bone loss can essentially lead to a person’s face appearing to collapse on itself.
You do not have to sacrifice your oral health and personal appearance because of tooth loss. Dr. Alan Meltzer of the Advanced Oral Specialty Group is a board certified New Jersey specialist in periodontics and implant dentistry. Call (856) 772-9444 today to schedule your own bone regeneration appointment.