Titanium-Reinforced Membrane in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT
What Is a Dental Implant?
What Is Bone Grafting?
What Is a Membrane?
In general terms, a membrane acts as a barrier. When it comes to dentistry, it is used to stop your gums from growing over the bone cavity itself. Sometimes membranes are installed under your gum, but over your bone graft to help promote healing and ensure that everything mends properly. There are two different types of membranes: dissolvable and non-dissolvable. Non-dissolvable membranes, like titanium-reinforced membranes, produce more predictable results that dissolvable membranes. For this reason, they are often used in bone grafts where there is a concern that the graft could fail. Titanium-reinforced membranes are very good at consistently producing bone growth, and are particularly adept at holding space. It holds your tissue up kind of like a tent does, and allows your body to create new mass and volume underneath.
If you are interested in learning more about whether titanium-reinforced membranes and dental implants could be the right choice for your oral health, give us a call at South Ogden: 801-475-5577 or Kaysville: 801-444-2696!