Guided Tissue Regeneration
What is guided tissue regeneration?
Guided tissue regeneration is a term for treatments that attempt to regenerate lost periodontal attachments. These defects could have been caused by periodontitis in the first place. However, the regeneration process does not treat the initial cause of periodontitis which is why the periodontal treatment should come before the guided tissue regeneration.
Guided bone regeneration is a concept attempting to regenerate the supporting bone around the tooth. It usually involves ridge augmentation or bone regeneration procedures.