Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation
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.
Procedure: In traditional ridge augmentation, the periodontist
administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the
area. He then fills the sunken
area with grafting material.
Ridge Augmentation for Implants
For implant patients requiring ridge augmentation, Dr. Glover uses a new
proven technique in which the ridge is separated into two sections with the
dental implant post inserted between these sections.
Compared to the
traditional onlay method, this new method results in less swelling and
discomfort and half the post-operative healing time. This method is a
highly predictable and successful.
"With the minimally invasive split-ridge technique, patients experience one
surgery instead of two, which significantly decreases the time they have to
wait to get their new teeth" ~ Dr. Glover.