Repair Gum Indentation (Ridge Augmentation)
Worried about missing teeth and looking to get a dental implant done? If you have experienced significant jawbone loss, your periodontist may have informed you that you are not a suitable candidate for dental implants since they require sufficient bone to support their structure.
Fortunately, a dental procedure known as gum indentation (ridge augmentation) can help restore the natural contour of your gums and jawline.
The purpose of ridge augmentation is to rebuild the original height and width of the alveolar ridge (the jawbone that surrounds the roots of the teeth) where the extraction was done. If you would like to undergo a ridge augmentation, please consult a qualified dental professional such as a periodontist. Your periodontist will perform the procedure by filling the void (tooth socket) with a bone graft material to form a solid base for implants. In many cases, this is done immediately after tooth extraction. A ridge augmentation will help restore the jaws and improve alignment.