When the bone supporting the roots of the teeth has been destroyed by periodontal disease, a regenerative procedure may be recommended. During this procedure, Dr. Langer folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulation proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you'll increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth - and decrease the chances of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.
Dr. Langer has pioneered several regenerative procedures and has published them. A few are the "Early Re-Entry Procedure for Bone Grafts.", and the "Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft" for ridge augmentation and correction of recession defects.
You may view the references for these in the Publications section.
There is not enough bone to place implants
without a Sinus Bone Graft
Follow up: 21 years after the Sinus Bone Graft and placement of a
non-removable bridge. The patient is 83 years old now.