Ridge Augmentation

What is a Ridge Augmentation?

Ridge augmentation là một phổ biến Nha khoa thủ tục thường thực hiện sau một nhổ răng. Thủ tục này sẽ giúp tái tạo các đường viền tự nhiên của nướu răng và hàm mà có thể đã bị mất do mất xương từ nhổ răng, hoặc vì một lý do khác.

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 bone. Usually this empty socket will heal on its own, filling with bone and tissue. Sometimes when a tooth is removed the bone surrounding the socket breaks and is unable to heal on its own. The previous height and width of the socket will continue to deteriorate.

Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge is not always medically necessary, but may be required for dental implant placement or for aesthetic purposes. Dental implants require bone to support their structure and a ridge augmentation can help rebuild this bone to accommodate the implant.

How is the procedure Accomplished?

A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone graft material in the tooth socket. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Tiếp theo, the gum tissue is placed over the socket and secured with sutures. Tiến sĩ. Shimane may choose to use a space-maintaining product over the top of the graft to facilitate new bone growth. Once the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement.

A ridge augmentation procedure is typically performed in Tiến sĩ. Shimane’s office under local anesthesia. Some patients may also request sedative medication.

For more information about Ridge Augmentation or to sắp xếp một tư vấn với Tiến sĩ. Shimane, gọi cho văn phòng của chúng tôi ở Thung lũng Castro, CA tại Castro Valley Văn phòng Số điện thoại 510-885-8720.