Guided Tissue Regeneration GTR
Guided tissue regeneration is a minimally invasive procedure which will attempt to regenerate the lost periodontal structures which includes periodontal ligament, connective tissue attachment, and bone that supports your teeth on your jawbone.
Biocompatible barrier membranes are used to direct the growth of new soft tissue and bone, often in conjunction with bone grafts and tissue stimulating proteins. In many cases for those who have these issues, destroyed tissue between their roots or teeth can be partially regenerated. Once Dr. Santos is able to prepare the damaged area and special membranes are inserted, new tissue will begin to grow over the next couple of weeks/months.
In the past the surgery procedures were considered to be extremely painful and could disfigure your gums and teeth. Years ago it seemed that there were limited treatment options regarding surgical procedures which would usually result in patients having exposure of their root surface. This could become very sensitive and painful. It also would give the patients the appearance of having “long” teeth which could be very embarrassing. Here at Marylebone Implant Centre, that’s not the case as Dr. Santos may be able to regenerate or restore the attachments and missing bone structure around your teeth that are subject to periodontal disease.
For more information about periodontal gum disease and guided tissue regeneration, contact our practice and talk with one of our staff members so you can get a better understanding of the surgery could do for your overall oral health.
All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 3434 2934.