Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation


What is Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation?

Sometimes after an extraction, a sunken spot or concave appearance will develop in your gum line. This looks unsightly and can also jeopardize the appearance of a bridge that goes over the area. Grafting material can be inserted under the gum to fill out this depression.
Dental Implants
Ridge augmentation can also be used to build up an area of bone so that a dental implant can be placed.

The procedures utilized today can often restore bone and gingival tissue that has been lost over the years. These procedures provide a much improved aesthetic and functional situation by allowing the patient to obtain replacement teeth (crowns) or dental implants which are much more natural in size and shape resulting in an enhanced smile and facial appearance. In addition, greater bone volume allows the placement of stronger dental implants.

Procedure

Your periodontist administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area. He or she then fills the sunken area with grafting material.