Ridge Augmentation

 

Sometimes after an extraction or when a tooth is lost, a sunken spot or concave appearance can develop in the gum line. As a result, the jawbone surrounding the dental cavity of the lost tooth begins to deteriorate and lose its shape. This deterioration of the jawbone makes dental implants very difficult to receive without a little help. Ridge augmentation is a process by which the jawbone can be reformed to allow for the placement of dental implants.