If your teeth need to be removed, Dr. Brian Pitfield can perform a ridge augmentation procedure during the extraction process. The procedure assists in preserving or recreating the natural outline of your jaw and gums which can be lost because of bone loss after tooth extraction.
The alveolar ridge bone is the area that surrounds the roots of your teeth. When we extract your tooth, there is an empty socket in this area. The empty socket heals itself, filling with bone. During the healing process, the gums and bone recede. As a result, the width and height of the socket shrinks.
In such situations, we recommend a ridge augmentation, which helps in reconstructing the original width and height of your alveolar ridge. Many patients will undergo this procedure before dental implants are placed or for aesthetic reasons. Since dental implants require sufficient jawbone to support them, ridge augmentation is one of the procedures that can help in rebuilding the jawbone to support the implants.
Reduces the Possibilities of Additional Tooth and Bone Loss
Tooth extraction causes bone recession. However, a ridge augmentation is a proactive procedure that we use to prevent this recession. As a result, this can preserve your jawbone’s structure.
Makes Dental Implants More Stable
Dental implants require healthy jaw tissue as this plays an important part in their stability. Ridge augmentation is a procedure that restores the jawbone tissues, thus making the implant procedure more successful.
The alveolar ridge is a very important framework for maintaining a smile. Ridge augmentation is a procedure that will allow you to enjoy a more beautiful smile.
This is a surgical procedure that goes a very long way in safeguarding your smile, self-confidence, as well as oral health. If you want to know to more about this procedure, kindly contact Pine Belt Periodontics, PLLC, at (601) 255-9929 today!