Gum disease probabilities increase as we age. Unfortunately, advanced stages of gum disease can result in tooth and bone loss. If gum disease causes bone loss, there are solutions. Seeking bone regeneration treatment in Ft. Lauderdale is necessary to prevent further tooth loss while preparing the patient’s jawbone for dental implants.

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What Is Bone Regeneration?

Dentists use scaling, root planing, and other non-surgical procedures to treat your condition while removing the infection and dental tartar below the gum line. However, these tactics only work when gum disease is in its early stages. Next, we’ll attempt to smooth the area to give the tissues a chance to repair themselves.

If you lose bone density, the hard tissue can no longer self-repair, making these non-surgical procedures ineffective. In these circumstances, we examine the damage and will suggest bone regeneration treatment.

Bone regeneration refers to a surgical periodontal procedure that regenerates tissues and bone to fix the gum damages. This surgical procedure is commonplace to protect the soft tissues and the existing teeth to ensure they still are in place.

This treatment is also beneficial for patients who are missing teeth and can’t receive dental implants for whatever reason. Bone loss is an inevitable consequence of tooth loss. While dentures and bridges will slow the loss, they’ll prevent degradation.

Dental implants can resolve the issue of compromised bone density. However, the procedure will only be successful if there is enough jawbone. Implants undergo osseointegration, which fuses the implant to the jawbone. For successful results, patients must have enough bone mass to provide a solid anchor.

How Does Bone Regeneration Work?

The procedure begins with the dentist removing all plaque and tartar from the gum line. The dentist will then place biocompatible membranes between the gums and bone. The purpose of the barrier is to serve as protection between the gums and bone tissues, encouraging bone tissue growth.

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Bone regeneration is an effective way to slow down bone loss and prepare a patient for dental implants. For more information or to make an appointment, please reach out to us as soon as possible. Seeking treatment is the only way to stop worsening damage.