Over time, the jawbone associated with previously extracted teeth resorbs (atrophies). This often results in a condition where there is inadequate quantity & quality of bone to place dental implants.
Dental ridge augmentation is the regeneration or augmentation of the bone that has been lost due to periodontal disease. We can graft bone that is missing around teeth due to periodontal infection as was discussed in earlier sections. This ridge augmentation procedure can also graft bone in areas where teeth have been lost to restore better esthetics and function where the jawbone may appear to have a narrow, sunken or a concave appearance.
Regeneration of lost bone from a ridge augmentation will also aid in dental implant placement.
Inadequate Jaw Bone to Place Implants
Implants Placed After Successful Ridge Augmentation