Ridge modification may be recommended to treat deformities in the bone and gums or a loss of tissue after they have been damaged by periodontal disease, injury, the effects of dentures, or developmental problems. Our dentists may recommend ridge modification prior to an implant surgery, or when there are indentations in the jaw due to missing teeth. Call AZ Dental at 408-437-1111 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lynna Bui and Dr. The Phan and learn more about ridge modification in San Jose, California.
Ridge augmentation is a type of bone grafting procedure, and is usually performed to recreate the natural contours of your gums and jawbone, restoring the height and width of the alveolar ridge. It may be performed in preparation for an implant placement or for aesthetic purposes.
During this procedure, we will lift the gum away from the ridge to expose the defect in your bone. Our periodontist and oral surgeon will fill this defect with bone grafting material or a bone substitute. The incision will then be closed. There will be a period of several months following your procedure in which the area is allowed to heal and begin regenerating healthy bone tissue.
If you are receiving a dental implant, your implant placement surgery may occur during either the ridge modification procedure or following the healing period. The timing of this surgery will depend on your individual case and on the type of implant being provided.
We invite you to contact our office today for more information about ridge modification.