Guided Bone Regeneration
What is it?
When we speak of Guided Bone Regeneration, we refer to rebuilding the bone that we have lost due to different causes; whether due to periodontal disease, trauma, tooth fracture etc.; By reconstructing these bone volume deficiencies, we will be able to expand the treatment options for our patients.
Bone loss can occur in a horizontal or vertical way or it can be a combination of both.
In this illustration we will exemplify a horizontal loss of bone and what this implies in the placement of a dental implant.
Usually the ideal placement of dental implants becomes a challenge due to not having the necessary amount of bone and these procedures allow us to place dental implants in the best way possible.
It is important to understand what happens when we lose a tooth since this not only has aesthetic consequences but also functional and physiological consequences.