Guided bone regeneration is a minor repair of the bone and is usually performed at the same time as the implant is being placed
Human bone has the capacity to partially rebuild itself, but in some cases this process requires assistance.
Biomaterials can support the body’s natural ability to regenerate lost bone.
A graft is placed to act as a “biological placeholder.” Initially, it mechanically prevents the collapse of the surrounding tissues, whether that is bone or soft tissue.
Then, through a process called “guided bone regeneration,” the human body is fooled to recognize the graft as natural bone and over time breaks down and replaces it with the patient’s own bone.
At 128 Harley Street Dental Suite we use a highly porous bone substitute material that meets this requirement optimally.
When is it needed?
- To support and augment the jaw bone when using dental implants, if the existing amount of bone is not sufficient for long-term stable tooth anchoring.
- Repair defects around previously placed dental implants.
- Extensive bone damage: Bone reconstruction after extensive bone loss.
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