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What is Guided Tissue Regeneration or Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting rebuilds missing jawbone with material from your own body, a donor, or a synthetic option. Guided Tissue Regeneration uses special barriers, materials, and techniques to help your body grow bone right were it's needed, especially before placing dental implants. We offer these services to anyone who’s lost bone and needs a strong foundation for future dental work.

Benefits of Bone Grafting & GBR

  • Strong Foundation for Implants
  • Prevents Further Bone Loss
  • Improves Success Rate of Treatments
  • Enhances Oral Health and Smile

The Guided Tissue Regeneration Process

Each step of our process is designed to rebuild your smile and oral health.

Browse each step of our process by clicking through the tabs below!



Step One

Initial Consultation and Planning

The first step is a detailed consultation at Foothills Oral Surgery, where we’ll assess your bone health and discuss your dental goals. Using state-of-the-art imaging, we’ll map out the precise areas that need rebuilding, crafting a personalized treatment plan just for you.

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Step Two

Guided Tissue Regeneration Procedure

During your procedure, we’ll carefully prepare the site for grafting, then proceed with either bone grafting or or GTR, depending on your specific needs. We might use material from your own body, a donor, or synthetic alternatives, and in GTR cases, a membrane and other materials to guide the bone's growth. This crucial step lays the groundwork for a strong and healthy jaw.

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Step Three

Recovery and Healing

The final phase is your recovery, where the graft will begin to integrate with your existing bone. We’ll provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up visits to monitor your healing. This period is essential to make sure the graft stabilizes and sets you up for a successful implant placement in the future.

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Before & Afters

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Have questions? We’ve got answers.

Am I a good candidate for bone grafting and GBR?

If you're considering dental implants but have been told you don't have enough bone support, you might be an excellent candidate for bone grafting and GBR. These procedures are also ideal if you've experienced bone loss due to periodontal disease or tooth loss. The team at Foothills Oral Surgery can evaluate your situation to determine if these treatments can help rebuild your bone and prepare you for future dental work.

What dental issues can bone grafting and GBR solve?

Bone grafting and GBR can address a variety of dental issues, including jawbone deterioration from tooth loss, injuries, or infections. These procedures are key to solving problems like insufficient bone for dental implants, preventing future bone loss, and correcting deformities. They can also lay the foundation for a stronger jaw, enhancing both the function and appearance of your smile.

What are my specific post-op instructions after bone grafting and GBR?

After undergoing bone grafting or GBR at Foothills Oral Surgery, you'll receive tailored post-op instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

  • Pain Management: You can expect some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off. Use the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon as directed. If you prefer over-the-counter options, discuss this with your surgeon to ensure they're appropriate for your situation.
  • Oral Hygiene: Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the surgery site for the first 24 hours to prevent dislodging the blood clot. After this period, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) after meals and before bed to keep the area clean. Continue brushing your teeth gently, avoiding the surgical site.
  • Swelling Management: Apply ice packs to the cheek near the surgical site to reduce swelling. Do this for 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off for the first 48 hours post-surgery.
  • Diet: Stick to soft, nutritious foods and plenty of fluids. Avoid hot liquids and foods and hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that might irritate the surgery site. Do not use a straw for the first few days as the suction can disrupt the site.
  • Activity: Keep physical activities to a minimum immediately following surgery. Gradually increase your activity level as you feel up to it, but avoid strenuous exercise for the first few days.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments so your surgeon can monitor your healing and remove any sutures if necessary.
  • Signs to Watch For: Contact Foothills Oral Surgery if you experience excessive bleeding, persistent pain, prolonged swelling, fever, or any signs of infection near the surgery site.

Following these detailed post-op instructions closely will help ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible outcome from your bone grafting or GBR procedure.

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