Regenerative grafting can repair the bone surrounding your teeth, improving bone support and keeping your teeth in place. After losing your teeth, the bone can be rebuilt in order to install dental implants to replace and repair the missing or lost teeth.
Dental implants are the only thing that can provide permanent tooth replacement because they act as natural-looking replacements for the jawbone and tissue that support the teeth. Once the implants have healed, they hold a screw-shaped titanium post that acts as an anchor for another piece of titanium called a prosthesis or bridge. The prosthesis serves as a fake tooth until it's replaced by another implant. Dental implants may improve your quality of life by allowing you to eat most foods without pain or discomfort, look after your mouth better through less cleaning, and even allow you to speak, laugh and smile again.
Implant therapy can help you maintain your oral health by preventing further bone loss. If you're missing one or more teeth, we can replace them with dental implants that will look and feel like your own natural teeth. Dental implants work by replacing the root of each tooth completely so that the implant itself becomes the center of support for the prosthetic tooth (bridge/device). This takes away the need for any other supporting structure such as dentures or bone grafts.
Bone regeneration is a treatment that grows new bone in weak jawbone regions by using another bone as a scaffold. This is required because when tooth roots no longer secure a piece of your jaw, the bone begins to degrade. Eventually, this may lead to tooth loss. Bone regeneration may be useful after traumatic injuries or diseases that leave holes in bones. It can also help prevent gaps from forming between teeth and surrounding tissues.
During bone regeneration, blood vessels and lymph nodes are often damaged during surgery. Therefore, patients may experience pain, fever, and increased risk of infection. Long-term effects are dependent on the type of injury and what part of the body is being treated. In general, bone regeneration techniques produce good results over time.
This process starts with removing any dead tissue around the injured area. Next, blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge, where red blood cells are separated out. The remaining plasma is returned to the patient, along with platelets from a donor. Using this plasma, biocompatible materials that will encourage bone growth are mixed together to form a paste. This paste is then injected into the wound site through tiny needles inserted through the skin. As the bone regenerates, the wound will eventually heal itself without further intervention. In some cases, a membrane can be placed over the wound site to promote healing while keeping material from entering the mouth.
Bone grafting is also used to replace damaged or missing bone surrounding teeth that have suffered from severe gum disease. A bone graft not only restores missing bone, but it also encourages jawbone regeneration, eventually replacing the graft with the patient's own, healthy bone. The procedure may be done as part of a single operation for moderate cases or in two stages for more severe instances of bone loss. The first stage involves removing any remaining diseased tissue and shaping the bone to receive the graft. The second stage involves placing the bone graft and allowing it to heal before moving on to the next step.
After tooth extraction, the site where the tooth used to reside becomes empty and vulnerable to infection. If an infected area of the mouth is not treated immediately, it can lead to serious complications such as amputation of the limb affected by the infection. Thus, the dentist will generally remove all of the injured/diseased tissue and place a material at the site that promotes bone growth into which the patient can eventually regain his or her natural teeth.
With modern medicine, most patients are able to regain some or all of their lost bone within a few months after having bone graft surgery. However, there are several factors related to the patient's overall health status that may affect how much bone he or she is able to regrow. For example, people who are smokers or suffer from diabetes tend to regenerate less bone than those who do not.
There are several treatments available to address bone loss around teeth:
Keeping Teeth— Teeth might become loose and at danger of loss when severe periodontal disease causes bone loss. To preserve them, the bone around them can be rebuilt by grafting, which enhances bone support and aids in keeping them in place.
Throwing Out Teeth— Tooth removal is usually necessary for healthy teeth to remain intact. However, this cannot always be done successfully; if tissue is left behind, infection may result. In these cases, replacement teeth will need to be obtained from another source or the patient may have to make do without teeth.
The gums may reconnect to the teeth now that the tooth and root are free of germs, plaque, and tartar and the pockets have been minimized. When the bone and tissue that support the teeth have been removed owing to severe gum disease, we can regenerate these regions. The regrown tissues will be similar to the original tissues.
Gum disease is a chronic condition that can affect your ability to fight off other infections. It's estimated that in the United States, more than 50 percent of people age 15 and older have some form of gum disease. But many people don't realize they have it because there are no symptoms associated with this condition. Rather than just affecting adults, gum disease has become an epidemic among children as well. This is because the factors that lead to gum disease also play a role in developing other systemic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Gum disease is an infection or inflammation of the gingiva, the tissue that covers and protects the teeth. There are two types of gum diseases: acute and chronic. With acute gum disease, the gums appear red and swollen, and there may be pain or tenderness when you brush or floss your teeth. This type of gum disease can be treated with antibiotics and antiseptics if diagnosed early.
Chronic gum disease is any form of gum disease that has not been treated within the last three months.