Ridge Augmentation

Indentations in the gum line are often a result of soft and hard tissue recession caused by bone loss, extraction or dental trauma. Without the tooth to hold the gum and bone in place, the area can sag. As the bone and gum tissues recede, the supporting structures that hold your teeth in place become unstable. This puts the health and appearance of the smile at risk. Dr. Delaram Hanookai can perform a ridge augmentation procedure to restore the natural contour, height and width of the gums and increase the amount of bone or gum tissue in an area to prepare for dental procedures, such as dental implant placement.

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Reasons for Ridge Augmentation

  • Recreate Contour of the Gums
  • Increase Bone Density
  • Preparation for Dental Implants

How it Works

Ridge augmentation can be performed for either the soft or hard tissues. For soft tissues, Dr. Hanookai uses a graft to restore natural height and width of the gum tissues to the area. For hard tissues, a bone graft is used to recreate adequate bone contour, usually prior to the placement of dental implants.

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