Tooth loss can cause an indentation in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. Not only is this indention unnatural looking, it can also impact the success of a replacement tooth, such as a dental implant.
Ridge augmentation can fill in this defect recapturing the natural contour of the gums and jaw. A dental implant can then be placed that is natural looking, easy to maintain, and functions like a real tooth.
Should you have questions about ridge augmentation or any other periodontal procedure that can improve your smile or your oral health be sure to contact one of our periodontal professionals.
Information as per the AAP https://www.perio.org/for-patients/periodontal-treatments-and-procedures/cosmetic-procedures/
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