Regenerative Therapy: Bring Back the Health of Your Smile
With missing teeth, there is usually missing jawbone. This is because the tooth root is what holds the bone in place, and when the tooth is missing, bone “melts away.” In previous years, this meant difficult procedures to address the problem.
Today, periodontist Dr. James Dickson in Columbia, Tennessee offers regenerative therapy to help repair, replace, and re-grow new bone and provide a stable foundation for dental implants and the health of your smile.
Why Regenerative Therapy?
- To grow lost bone and tissue that supports your teeth
- To prevent tooth extraction when possible
- Can reverse the damage caused by periodontal disease
- Can eliminate existing bacteria and reduce periodontal pocked depth
Regenerative therapy procedures:
If bone is missing because of lost teeth, then a bone graft can help. This surgical procedure replaces missing bone with bone graft material. In turn, the bone graft can stimulate your body’s own ability to regrow new bone that will eventually replace the graft. Bone grafts can also allow dental implants for patients who previously could not have them.
Bone Regeneration for Implants
This procedure is used to encourage the regeneration of bone before dental implant placement. Dr. Dickson uses bone grafts and other biocompatible materials to allow bone regrowth. Dr. Dickson performs these regenerative procedures in the office using sedation, and he will oversee your care throughout the healing process.
Bone Regeneration for Saving Teeth
Regenerative procedures can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease and help build a strong foundation of support for your teeth, as well as restore healthy levels of bone. Dr. Dickson will discuss the options that are right for you before any regenerative procedure is considered.
Call Columbia Periodontics at (931) 380-1101 or request an appointment online to see if regenerative therapy can improve your smile.