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

Evaleen M.
Jun 29, 2014

 

He was very friendly, and made me feel comfortable about what was going to happen and the steps we needed to take.

Patricia A.
Jun 29, 2014

 

Dr. David has a wonderful chairside manner, just as his father did when I saw him many years ago. He made me feel very comfortable