Bone loss after tooth loss can not only affect your smile aesthetically but can also make tooth replacement more difficult. Our periodontists 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.
During the ridge augmentation procedure, our periodontists will carefully fill the indented area of the jawbone with bone grafting material. This helps to 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 eliminate the need for a second procedure later. However, it may also be performed at a later time to prepare for implant placement.
For more information about ridge augmentation in Greensboro, North Carolina, we invite you to contact Greensboro Perio today at 336-379-8377. Our periodontists, Dr. Neil Lutins, Dr. Luis Benitez and Dr. Veronica Longville look forward to taking care of your smile!