Ridge Augmentation

Ensuring the success of a dental implant involves more than just the implant itself. The quality and quantity of the jawbone to which the implant will be anchored play crucial roles. For those who lack the necessary bone support due to reasons like extractions, gum disease or trauma, ridge augmentation comes into play.

Ridge augmentation is a procedure aimed at restoring the contour of the gums and jaw. The process involves:

  • Bone Grafting: the primary step in ridge augmentation is adding bone graft material to the deficient area. This can be sourced from the patient’s body, synthetic materials, a donor or even an animal source.
  • Guided Bone regeneration: Often used alongside bone grafting, this process employs biocompatible membranes to guide the growth of new bone and ensure that the graft remains protected.
  • A Healing Period: Once the procedure is complete, there is a waiting period, usually several months, for the graft to integrate with the natural jawbone and provide a stable foundation for the implant.

Why is Ridge Augmentation Pivotal for Dental Implants?

  • Stable Foundation: Just like a building needs a solid base, so does a dental implant. Ridge augmentation ensures that the jawbone is thick and strong enough to hold and support an implant.
  • Ensures Longevity: Adequate bone support means the implant is more likely to last a lifetime.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Ridge augmentation restores the natural jawline and gum contour, ensuring that the implant does not just function like a natural tooth, but also looks like one.
  • Prevents Future Bone Loss: By reinforcing the jawbone, ridge augmentation can prevent future bone loss, safeguarding oral health in the long run.

Choosing the right team for such a crucial procedure is paramount. With our periodontists, Dr. Dan Thousand and Dr. [docor_name2], patients can rest assured that their dental health and comfort are in the hands of seasoned professionals. Reach out to us today by calling 303-795-5700. Learn more about ridge augmentation in Centennial, Colorado, by scheduling your consultation at Periodontal Associates.