Alveolar ridge augmentation for implants
Dr. Neal Edwards at Neal Edwards DDS in Riverside, California, is a skilled and experienced dentist dedicated to helping his patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve. One procedure performed at his office is alveolar ridge augmentation.
Understanding the purpose of alveolar ridge augmentation
Alveolar ridge augmentation involves rebuilding or reshaping the alveolar ridge, which is the bony area that forms your jawbone and supports your teeth. This procedure can be helpful for patients who are experiencing tooth loss or have been forced to remove teeth due to dental decay, trauma, or other reasons. By performing this procedure, Dr. Neal Edwards can improve the smile’s appearance and help you restore full functionality in your mouth.
What to expect from ridge augmentation surgery
Alveolar ridge augmentation is performed in one of two ways: bone grafting or bone regeneration. During the first procedure, Dr. Neal Edwards will take bone tissue from another part of your body to rebuild your jawbone and help stabilize your dental implant. Bone regeneration involves using a biocompatible material that stimulates the growth of new bone cells, helping you build up the alveolar ridge area on its own over time.
Neal Edwards has many years of experience performing both procedures, so you can feel confident in his ability to achieve great results for you. He can also walk you through the ridge augmentation recovery, so there are no surprises during your aftercare. Once this procedure is done, you can pursue further treatments, such as the placement and restoration of dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth. This treatment can ensure that the implant holds in place and the surgical procedure is successful for you.
Call today to find out if you are a proper candidate for the ridge augmentation procedure
If you are interested in learning more about alveolar ridge augmentation in implant dentistry, our team can provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision for your oral health and wellness.
Call (951) 614-0033 to request an appointment at our office at 3731 Tibbetts Street, Suite 7, in Riverside, CA.