Bone Regeneration

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. Periodontal disease causes bone loss around teeth, which can increase the chances for tooth loss.  Once a tooth has been lost, the supporting jaw bone will disappear over time.  However, simple techniques are now available to regrow lost bone, provide support for dental implants, or to improve esthetics beneath a fixed bridge.

Today, it is often possible to re-grow or regenerate bone where we need it for the support of dental implants. This, in turn, gives us the opportunity to more effectively restore esthetics and function to their natural state.  Bone grafts can be from your own bone, tissue bank, or synthetic materials.  The goal of each of these treatment options is to stimulate the body to grow new bone or to hold the space for the bone to regenerate into.

This regenerative technology lends itself to a technique called ridge preservation. This is the careful management of sockets after tooth extraction with the goal of preventing unsightly bone indentations or “defects” and a better cosmetic outcome of tooth replacement.

In regards the Coronavirus (Covid-19):
At Asheville Periodontics, the health of our community is our top priority.  For the greater good of the community and the safety of our patients and staff, we will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, March 19.  Stay tuned here, and on our website for more updates as the situation progresses.
To lessen the load on hospital emergency rooms, we will be available should you have a serious dental emergency.  You can reach Dr. Goggin via phone or text at 828-423-0146 or Rachel our office manager 828-571-0116.  We do request that if you have cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in an active COVID-19 area in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has, please let us know before being seen.
For those of you with appointments in the coming weeks, we will reach out to you to reschedule your appointment.  Thank you for your understanding.