Strengthen Your Jaw Ridge With an Augmentation

As soon as you lose a tooth, you’ll also begin losing bone mass in your jaw. This bone loss can make it difficult to get dental implants, as there may not be enough bone to support them. That’s where a ridge augmentation procedure comes in.

With augmentation of the jaw ridge, your dentist will rebuild the bone in your jaw to create a more stable foundation for dental implants or for esthetic purposes. Here’s what you can expect from ridge augmentation treatment:

  • Initial Consultation and Exam – Dr. Huaman will examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine if ridge augmentation is needed before you can receive dental implants.
  • Bone Grafting – If you need ridge augmentation, your dentist will perform a bone graft. He will use bone from another part of your body a synthetic bone material to build up the ridge of your jawbone.
  • Healing – After the bone graft, you’ll need to wait several months for the bone to heal and integrate with your existing jawbone.
  • Dental Implant Placement – Once your jaw is strong enough, your dentist can place your dental implants.

Call Mate & Huaman Dentistry today at 904-589-6129 to find out more about ridge augmentation in Middleburg. You can also make an appointment online.