The reconstruction of damaged alveolar processes is an important therapeutic phase that allows for the rehabilitation of the patient both from a functional and aesthetical point of view when such a reason is present.
In the past, these reconstructions were performed with bone grafts taken from locations intra-oral or extra-oral. These techniques resulted in considerable discomfort for the patient because it created two surgical points: the area to be regenerated and the area where the sample was taken.
In reality, the state of the art in the field of regenerative oral surgery is represented in the use of non-reabsorbing membranes reinforced with titanium and/or by means of stabilization like osteosynthesis plates and re-absorbable collagen membranes. These latter techniques are considered superior for the biological aspects of regeneration and for being less invasive. In fact, in most cases it is sufficient to recover the bone tissue in the same area of the reconstruction, avoiding the patient a second surgical wound for sample taking.
Very often, along with the bone tissues, it is necessary to reconstruct the destroyed and/or damaged gum tissues.When these techniques are correctly applied, (these however are advanced procedures that require considerable experience by the operator) the results allow in many cases an almost total “restitutio ad integrum” resulting in great satisfaction from the patient’s side.
In the image above you can see a clinical case before and after therapy.