Gum disease can spread infection to the jawbone, which can cause bone loss and your teeth to become loose. Through a process called guided tissue regeneration, Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina can help you regrow bone and save teeth that would have fallen out or needed to be extracted. Guided tissue regeneration saves natural teeth, provides a stable environment for dental implants, and even can make dentures more secure and comfortable.
Because natural teeth and dental implants are rooted in the jawbone, they rely on the supporting structure to function properly. When gum disease or an infection affects the jawbone, it threatens your teeth and may make it impossible to place implants. Guided tissue regeneration uses special proteins and bioactive growth factors to prompt your jawbone to regrow itself naturally. This causes loose teeth to become more firmly implanted in the jawbone, and may make it possible to receive a dental implant.
Jawbone deterioration, whether due to gum disease or missing teeth, can have a huge impact on your appearance. When the jawbone weakens, it gives your face a sunken look. Restoring the jawbone with guided tissue regeneration better supports your teeth and dental implants, and it also helps you maintain your healthy-looking appearance. Consult our testimonials to see the results of some of our patients.
Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina has been in practice as a periodontist for over 25 years. She is an experienced periodontist known for her outstanding honesty, clinical skills and compassionate patient care. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Medina grew up in a humble environment always dreaming of becoming a dentist. She attended the University of Puerto Rico for her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing her undergraduate, she earned her degree as Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico Dental School where she graduated in the top of her class.
Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. She has 25 years of experience and gives special attention to the aesthetic aspects of her work. Our office is located in Helotes, TX. If you are worried about the impact of gum disease and bone loss on your appearance, contact our office to receive your consultation appointment today.Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.