Cosmetic Periodontics

Ridge Augmentation

A ridge augmentation can help improve the aesthetics and functionality of your smile after tooth or bone loss.

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Ridge Augmentation in Fort Worth

A ridge augmentation procedure works by increasing the quantity and quality of bone or gums in areas of missing teeth. For more information on ridge augmentation or to request an appointment with our periodontist, please contact Custom Periodontics & Implantology at 817-738-2334.

What is a ridge augmentation?

Ridge augmentation is a standard bone grafting procedure used to recreate the natural contour of the gums and jawbone after tooth loss and bone loss. The alveolar ridge of the jaw is the bone that surrounds and supports the roots of the teeth. This ridge may deteriorate after tooth loss or removal, leaving an indentation in the jawbone. Bone loss after tooth loss can not only affect your smile aesthetically, but it can also make tooth replacement more difficult. Our periodontist may recommend a ridge augmentation procedure to restore the original height and width of the alveolar ridge for aesthetic purposes or to allow the successful placement of a dental implant.

What happens during a ridge augmentation procedure?

During the ridge augmentation procedure, Dr. Shelby Nelson fills the indented area of the jawbone with bone grafting material. Doing so helps rebuild the alveolar ridge for a more natural appearance and to enable successful implant placement.

Ridge augmentation can often be performed immediately after the tooth is extracted to later eliminate the need for a second procedure. However, it may also be performed at another time to prepare for implant placement. For more information about ridge augmentation, we invite you to contact our office today. We look forward to taking care of your smile!

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