Your supporting bone tissue may resorb or deteriorate due to tooth loss, gum disease or other factors. When this occurs, our dentist may recommend ridge augmentation to help restore your bone density. Ridge augmentation is a type of bone grafting procedure used to recreate the natural contours of the gums and jawbone, focusing on the alveolar ridge. The alveolar ridge is the part of the jawbone that surrounds and supports the roots of the teeth. Ridge augmentation restores the height and width of this bone and may be performed for aesthetic purposes or in preparation for dental implant placement.
When you receive a ridge augmentation procedure, our dentist will fill the indented area of the jawbone with bone grafting material. This material will rebuild the alveolar ridge to give you a more natural appearance and provide support and stability for an implant placement. Ridge augmentation may be performed immediately following a tooth extraction or at a later time depending on your oral health needs and preferences. Our dentist will also take steps to ensure your comfort during the procedure and provide you with post-op instructions afterward to help you heal and recover.
If you have any questions about ridge augmentation or would like to make an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office.