Issues with your smile can be caused by a number of different things. Gum recession can be a big factor in creating problems for your oral health. This problem can be triggered by behaviors such as tobacco use, teeth grinding or even genetics; and gum disease can be a major factor not only in gum recession but in problems with your jaw bone. During gum recession, pockets form between your gums and your teeth which can allow bacteria to build up and infect your teeth and jaws. Receding gums can also affect your appearance and can increase the risk of cavities on the roots of your teeth. One of the treatments our dentists can use to repair this damage is guided bone or tissue regeneration. Guided regeneration involves placing a tissue graft or a protein which stimulates the growth of gum or bone tissue on the affected area. When the graft or protein is in place, the dentist will cover the area with more gum tissue so that the area can heal and the replace the lost gum or bone.
Dr. Homa H. Zadeh can also use the VISTA technique to graft healthy tissue from other parts of your palate to your gum. This is a very effective treatment that involves very few sutures, takes less time than other methods of grafting and is results in less impact and trauma for you. You will notice that your recovery time is not only faster but also easier, making this treatment a great option for your smile.
If you would like to learn how Dr. Homa H. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager can improve your oral health and your appearance with guided tissue and bone regeneration in Woodland Hills, California, call Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group at 818-703-7733 today.