Bone Graft and Bone Regeneration
Guided bone regeneration is the process by which bone is regenerated in a deficient prospective implant area and in some cases around a tooth that has lost some bone.
This method of bone augmentation requires not only the bone material (graft) but also a barrier membrane to exclude gum tissue from invading the slower forming bone. Therefore the bone materials used in this case must be carefully selected because they need to be conductive at the very least. In other words the graft material must allow and facilitate your own bone forming cells to migrate into the graft and allow or trigger (inductive) your bone forming cells to use it as a scaffold for new bone formation and deposition.