Ridge Augmentation

If teeth have been missing for a long period of time then there are no teeth loading the bone. The bone will shrink and oftentimes you are left with a knife edge ridge which is not wide enough to place implants. When this occurs we need to re-grow the bone width (ie: ridge augmentation) so we can place large, stable implants.

The process is the same principle as any bone grafting. Bone graft material is grafted in the site and covered up with a membrane to allow the healing to take place undisturbed. During this time the bone graft is replaced with natural bone. After 8 months of healing your Periodontist can return to place your implants.

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PATIENT REVIEWS

Larry A.
Jun 29, 2014

 

Because of the internet information provided about his background and education, I feel I have a top level, up-to-date professional taking care of me.

Pam L. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

Due to the severity of my dental needs, my regular dentist referred me to Dr. Engen’s office. Being referred to a periodontal specialist is not something I would wish upon anyone, and it was difficult going to another dentist. However, from the minute I entered their office I was greeted by professional, friendly staff members who acknowledged me with a warm smile and a pleasant, cheerful welcome. The doctors and hygienists demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical competency by effectively communicating the options available to address my dental needs. Each and every staff member I encountered, from the receptionist, to the doctors are extremely dedicated to creating a long term relationship with each one of their patients, including taking the time to educate each patient about oral hygiene. The staff at your office works harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively as a team to make your time with them as productive as possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking resolution to any dental issues and be assured you will be pleasantly surprised with your time with them.