bone grafting and GUIDED TISSUE REGENERATION:
Grafting is a way to replace or encourage new growth of bone or gum tissue destroyed by periodontitis. A technique that can be used with bone grafting is called guided tissue regeneration, in which a small piece of mesh-like fabric is inserted between the bone and gum tissue. This keeps the gum tissue from growing into the area where the bone should be, allowing the bone and connective tissue to regrow.
Dr. Farber and his team have placed successful grafts for over 25 years.
Guided Bone Regeneration:
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants.
We now have the ability to grow bone where needed. This gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, and it also gives us a chance to more effectively restore esthetic appearance and functionality.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with a material called a bone graft. This material not only replaces missing bone, but also helps your body regrow lost bone. This new bone growth strengthens the grafted area by forming a bridge between your existing bone and the graft. Over time the newly formed bone will replace much of the grafted material. GBR is a procedure in which a membrane further encourages new bone to grow and also prevents the growth of scar tissue into the grafted site.
GTR Mandibular Molar Mesial Defect
Giving your smile a second chance
GEM 21S Growth-Factor enhanced matrix
What is Gem 21S?
Gem 21 is a state-of-the-art approach to rebuilding bone and tissue, combining an active growth factor, (platelet-derived growth factor PDFG), with a synthetic bone substitute, (betatricalcium phosphate). Gem 21 will improve the health of the jaw bone and surrounding tissues that have been damaged as a result of disease.
Where can GEM 21S be used?
Because GEM 21S promotes bone and tissue healing it can be used in the treatment of periodontal defects, furcation defects, and gum recession defects. Our office uses Gem 21S inf soft tissue grafting and bone regeneration procedures.