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Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration

Guided bone regeneration and guided tissue regeneration are procedures that utilize barrier membranes to direct the growth of new bone and gingival tissue at sites having insufficient volumes or dimensions of bone or gingiva for proper function, esthetics or prosthetic restoration.

Guided bone regeneration is similar to guided tissue regeneration but is focused on development of hard tissues in addition to the soft tissues of the periodontal attachment. At present, guided bone regeneration is predominantly applied in the oral cavity to support new hard tissue growth on an alveolar ridge to allow stable placement of dental implants. Used in conjunction with sound surgical technique, guided bone regeneration is a reliable and validated procedure.1

1.PLarsen, Peter; G. E. Ghali (2004).Peterson's Principals of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Hamilton, Ont: B.C. Decker. ISBN 1-55009-234-0.