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Times Where a Ridge Augmentation Is Necessary
Posted on 10/25/2018 by Sean Saghatchi
If you have missing teeth due to decay, injury, or trauma, you may be interested in dental implants as a way to replace them.
Dental implants are arguably the best way to replace missing teeth, as they are durable and long-lasting while creating a natural appearance.
Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants immediately, especially if you don't have enough jaw bone structure to support the posts. In these situations, a ridge augmentation may be a good solution.
When Might a Ridge Augmentation Be Warranted?
When you experience tooth loss, the bone found in the alveolar ridge may start to recede. The alveolar ridge is the portion of the jaw that houses the tooth sockets, so it needs to be healthy in order to put implants into place. With time, the recession in this area can become so prominent that you no longer have the bone density needed to support an implant.
In addition to dental implants, this loss of jawbone structure can also pose other health concerns. It may further exacerbate tooth loss, and it can affect your ability to speak properly and chew your food efficiently. Building the alveolar ridge via a ridge augmentation can avoid these problems and will allow for placement of dental implants.
Who Performs a Ridge Augmentation?
Periodontists or specially trained dentists may perform ridge augmentations. These professionals will have the experience and knowledge to care for periodontal diseases as well as the supporting structures found around the teeth. While the procedure is relatively minor, it needs to be custom-tailored to meet your unique needs.
Do you have questions about dental implants or other restorations? Do you worry that you don't have enough jawbone and might need a ridge augmentation? Let us cast your fears aside. Call us today to learn more about our tooth loss restoration services.
Location 1835 Newport Blvd Suite E267 Costa Mesa, CA 92627