Our Procedures Ridge Augmentation

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.