Ridge Augmentation

Tooth extraction can sometimes damage the alveolar ridge of the jaw (i.e., the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth).

Ridge augmentation is a common procedure that recreates the natural contour of the gums and jaw, rebuilding the alveolar ridge to its original width and height.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation isn’t medically necessary, but there are two reasons why it’s still a very common procedure:

  • Aesthetics – Some people don’t like how a damaged alveolar ridge looks.
  • Dental Implant Placement – Dental implants require a certain amount of bone density to function. Ridge augmentation promotes this density.

Whenever possible, we try to perform this procedure right after the tooth is removed. This helps minimize any further damage to the bone.

Do you want comfortable, cost-effective care? Please don’t hesitate to request an appointment. We’re here for you!


What to Expect from Ridge Augmentation

If you’re a good candidate for this procedure, we’ll start by placing grafting material in the tooth socket. Then, we’ll place gum tissue over the socket and secure it with sutures to ensure it heals correctly.

The grafted material will grow into the empty space, increasing bone density. This density will allow us to place dental implants once the socket has healed.

Patients usually receive local anesthesia for this procedure. If you would like, you can also request sedative medication.

Wondering If You’re a Good Candidate for Ridge Augmentation?

You’ve come to the right place. Ferber Dental Group is a leader in digital dentistry, which means we’re always on the cutting edge of the field, making sure our patients get the absolute best care available today.

Do you have any questions about what we can do for you? Would you like to schedule an appointment with our office? Either way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re excited to speak with you!

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