Ridge Preservation Treatment

When a tooth is extracted, the tooth root creates an opening.The surrounding bone is no longer stimulated by the tooth root, therefore the ridge begins to collapse and shrink. If there is too much bone loss, it will be impossible to place a dental implant.

The ridge preservation treatment begins with inserting a specialized bone product into the surgical opening. Over time the specialized bone product will be absorbed and intergrate with your body’s own bone. One the ridge has completely matured the dental implants can be placed.

The examples below show the built up of the ridge which enable the patient to have two implants placed in the molar area. Example one shows the collapsed ridge. Example two shows the built up ridge, 8 weeks after surgery. Example three shows the placement of two implants in the new bone.

Example 1      Example 2      Example 3