Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation is a common procedure performed to help recreate the natural contour of the jawbone. Often, after a tooth is removed, the bone in the jaw will begin to deteriorate and recede is a Socket Bone Graft was not completed. The height and width of the socket, which was supported by the tooth, will begin to shrink after the tooth is removed. Many patients will eventually develop an indentation in the gums where the tooth used to be as a result of tooth and bone loss.

Restoring the natural contour of the gums is not usually medically necessary. However, ridge augmentation is often required to establish sufficient bone volume for Dental Implant placement. If the bone tissue has deteriorated too much, placing a dental implant may not be possible without this procedure.