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

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

Denise F
Jun 29, 2014

 

I would highly recommend Dr. Engen and his office staff to anyone whose child was apprehensive about having braces. Other than the high level of professionalism, I appreciate the down-play of cutsie-pie gimmicks for kids. He thoroughly explained everything to us right from the start.