Ridge augmentation is often performed after tooth extraction to preserve the natural jawbone or allow you to receive dental implants. Dr. Kayvan Fathimani performs this delicate procedure using the most effective and reliable techniques to preserve your jawbone and restore optimal oral health and functionality.
Jawbone Resorption: The Consequence of Tooth Loss
The roots of your teeth are surrounded by the alveolar ridge, which supports and protects your teeth. When your tooth is removed because of dental decay, infections, or other reasons, an empty socket is left behind. In some cases, the empty socket heals and fills with bone naturally. But if the socket is narrow, such as the upper front teeth, it can’t heal naturally, leading to gradual jawbone resorption, which has two unwanted consequences — facial sagging and an inability to receive dental implants.
What is Ridge Augmentation?
Ridge augmentation is a bone grafting procedure that aims to preserve and regenerate the alveolar ridge of the jaw. The procedure involves placing bone grafting material into the empty socket of the tooth. Ridge augmentation is usually performed immediately after tooth extraction to protect the socket, but it can also be done as a separate procedure. Placing a bone graft material in the socket stimulates natural bone growth, thus maintaining the height and width of the socket.
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Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a triple-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in cutting-edge bone grafting techniques. He uses cutting-edge techniques and the safest bone grafting materials to preserve your jawbone. Whether you want to get dental implants, ridge augmentation has numerous functional and aesthetic benefits. Dr. Fathimani curates a personalized treatment plan to preserve your jawbone. Please schedule a consultation to explore your candidacy for ridge augmentation in Lone Tree.