Ridge Augmentation in Gilbert, Arizona
What is a Ridge Augmentation?
A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction extraction. This can help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss .
Bone, which surrounds the roots of your teeth. When a tooth is removed, an empty socket is left in the alveolar ridge bone. Usually, this empty socket will heal on its own, but sometimes when a tooth is removed, the bone surrounding the socket breaks, and will continue to deteriorate without intervention.
How does a Ridge Augmentation Work?
A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone graft material in the tooth socket, while you receive local anesthesia. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed, to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Next, the gum tissue is placed over the socket and secured with sutures.
Dr. Sonny Porter may choose to use a space-maintaining product over the top of the graft to help restore the height and width of the space created by the tooth and bone loss, and into which new bone should grow. Once the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement.