Guided Tissue Regeneration St. Louis
Dr. Scott Schlueter specializes in the sophisticated procedure required to “regrow” the previously lost bone around a tooth that has been caused by periodontal disease. When patients come to Schlueter Periodontics and Implants for a consultation, we help them discover the most appropriate treatment for their unique condition and if a guided tissue regeneration is a suitable restoration option.
What is Guided Tissue Regeneration?
This surgical procedure attempts to “regrow” the previously lost bone around a tooth that has been caused by periodontal disease. This techniques commonly uses a membrane and bone graft material. Once the bone graft material is placed in the deteriorated area of the bone, a membrane is inserted over the area. Some of these membranes are dissolvable and some require removal. Other regenerative procedures involve the use of bioactive gels, which promote bone regrowth.