Ridge Augmentation Surgery
Ridge augmentation is a common surgical procedure that is performed to help recreate the contour of the jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss as a result of a tooth loss or chronic dental infection.
The alveolar ridge of the jaw is the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When a tooth is removed, an empty socket is left in the alveolar ridge. With time, this area of bone shrinks and deteriorates leading to a loss of the height and width of the jaw bone.
Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge may be required for dental implant placement, or for other types of dental restorations. Dental implants require bone to support their structure. Ridge augmentation can help rebuild this bone to accommodate dental implant fixtures.
A bone graft is added on to the existing jaw to restore the proper height and width of the jaw bone. The best results are achieved when your own bone is used to graft the jaw. The bone graft can be taken from various locations in your body (for example from the hip bone). These bone grafting procedures are most commonly performed in an operating room under general anesthesia. After a period of healing (usually 6-8 months), a dental implant can be placed into the area of the bone graft.
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