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.
Cone Beam Scanner
This practice has an in-house Cone Beam Scanner – also know as CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography). It is the most accurate method to evaluate a patient and plan for dental implants. Click here to learn more.