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.

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: Dr. Rosenberg administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area. He thin fills the sunken area with the appropriate grafting material.

Pre-operative defect

Soft tissue repair

Restorative dentistry by Walter Wenk, D.D.S.

Bone loss prior to bony ridge augmentation

Implant in augmented bone
Restorative Dentistry by Richard Peyser D.D.S.
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