Guided tissue regeneration
Guided tissue regeneration or GTR are dental surgical 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.
There are several uses of guided tissue and guided bone regeneration:
- Building up bone around implants.
- Preservation of socket after extraction of teeth for future implantation of false teeth or prosthesis.
- Filling of bone defects after removing the root of a tooth, cystectomy or the removal of impacted teeth.
- Filling of bone around mobile teeth.