After losing a tooth or battling gum disease, it’s common to experience dental bone loss caused by bacteria that erodes tooth-supporting bone tissue. This condition can drastically alter the appearance of your smile and other teeth, as they can become loose and at risk. This is why Dr. Nicolas Ravon uses Guided Bone Regeneration treatment at Ravon Dental in Beverly Hills, California, to restore vital bone tissue and save smiles.
Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) is a dental treatment used to rebuild lost bone tissue using tissue engineering. This technique allows Dr. Ravon to regenerate lost bone resulting from trauma, periodontal (gum) disease, or a missing tooth. GBR is used to restore the function and form of your tooth while increasing the volume of bone tissue available should you need a tooth implant.
The purpose of GBR is to construct a scaffold made of biocompatible materials like collagen and fill the impacted area with a combination of growth factors and cells. This scaffold acts as a template for how the new bone will grow, which is then molded and shaped into the desired form.
The process begins with a CT scan to determine the defective area’s precise shape and size. After that, the area is prepared, and the scaffold material is set into the area. Growth factors are added, and the impacted area is covered in a membrane to protect it from contamination during the healing process.
After the scaffold is in place, your body’s cells will migrate to the area and grow new bone. The new bone will continue to form and mold until the desired function and form are achieved. Once the membrane is removed, the area is ready for a dental implant.
GBR is a safe and trusted procedure used to successfully restore lost bone while improving the overall esthetics of your smile.
To find out if GBR can help you retrieve lost bone tissue and bring back your smile, contact Ravon Dental at (310) 275-5325 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ravon.