Ridge Augmentation in Livingston, NJ
Achieve a Natural Contour of Your Gums & Jaw
Dr. Rothstein and his staff commonly perform surgical procedures such as ridge augmentations to help recreate the natural appearance of your original jaw and maintain the functioning that may have been lost due to trauma or a blow to the tooth; or as a result from a tooth extraction. Essentially. this procedure will help to rebuild the height and width of the jawbone and is most commonly used during an implant placement or for aesthetic reasons.
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When Do You Do a Ridge Augmentation?
Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. This defect may have been caused by several reasons including:
Often, after a tooth is removed the bone in the jaw begins to deteriorate and recede. The height and width of the socket which was supported by the tooth start to shrink after it’s been removed. Not only does this deformity cause problems in placing the implant, but it can also cause an unattractive indentation in the jawline near the missing teeth, making it difficult to clean and maintain.
What the Procedure Involve?
To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with either soft tissue and/or bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Restoring the original height and width of the socket is not generally medically necessary. However, it may be necessary to place a dental implant or for esthetic purposes.
Soft tissue ridge augmentation is typically done to improve esthetics and enable you to keep the area clean.
Very often this is performed in areas where a missing tooth is replaced by a fixed bridge so that food does not get trapped between the replacement tooth and the gums.
Hard tissue grafts are done to recreate adequate bone contours before or at the time of dental implant placement. The bone graft itself can come from several different sources including:
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At A R Periodontics, PC, we advise our patients of their options for all our procedures and recommend the treatment that we feel is most effective for the specific problem you are experiencing. We are happy to discuss the options that are available and provide you the information you need to make important decisions about your oral health, without feeling pressured to choose a specific treatment.
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