The GBR (Guided Bone Regeneration) technique

The GBR (Guided Bone Regeneration) technique

The guided bone regeneration technique (GBR) is used to facilitate bone regeneration when the thickness of the bone in the jaw is insufficient for the placement of a dental implant.

After placement of the implant, the area of bone deficiency is coated with autogenous bone (the patient's own bone) and/or with an artificial bone replacement material and then covered with a special membrane. In cases when a large amount of bone is required, the GBR is performed before implant placement.

Process

 

  • A dental implant is placed in the area of tooth loss. In cases of excessive bone loss, the implant body is exposed.

 

  • The area of bone loss is filled with crushed autogenous bone or an artificial bone replacement material and covered with an artificial membrane.

 

  • Although each patient has different regeneration times, the alveolar bone is regenerated and the implant can be stabilized in an average period of 4 to 6 months.

 

It should be noted that it is perfectly feasible to place an implant at the same time bone and lost tissue is regenerated.

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