A ridge augmentation involves contouring the jaw and gums after a tooth extraction. When a tooth is removed, an empty socket remains on the ridge surrounding the roots of your teeth. Typically, the gum tissue will heal along with the bone. However, there are instances when the ridge does not heal, and an augmentation is necessary.
There are great benefits that come with getting a ridge augmentation! They include the following:
A ridge augmentation is performed with bone graft material. The bone graft material will fill in the empty socket in order for your jawbone to be whole again.
Then, the gum tissue is placed over the socket and sutured to prevent bleeding. The affected area will be put under local anesthesia to alleviate pain. It’s important that you are receiving safe and reliable care at our office.
We know the importance of having the ability to smile whole again! Our experts at Alani Dental are trained in the latest dental practices to get you great dental care! Let us transform your smile and give you a reason to be confident.