Ridge Augmentation is the building up or reconstruction of bone in areas of the mouth that have experienced tooth loss, and the remaining bone volume is not adequate for dental implants.
To the left is an example of how a patient's mandible can resorb over time when teeth are missing. The third illustration represents a situation that would require augmentation before dental implants could be placed.
Below is a schematic that shows how an area of bone loss can be built up using something called a membrane, along with a bone graft.
Guided Implant Surgery
CBCT technology allows us to plan implant surgery virtually using software. We can then translate that information into a “surgical guide”.