Bone Regeneration

Periodontal disease often results in the development of bone defects around the teeth that contribute to the periodontal pockets and reduce the available access for cleaning. In some situations, the bone defects have a specific shape that allows for the regeneration of the bone that has been lost. The procedure involves the placement of a small membrane that dissolves with time over bone particles that have been placed into the bone defect. The source of bone might be from some other site in the mouth or synthetic bone substitutes can be used. Bone healing is a slow process that occurs over several months therefore follow up radiograph is recommended roughly 6 months post op.