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Oral and Facial Surgery Pullman/Lewiston

Ridge Augmentation
Lewiston, ID


Man smiling with his arms crossed after facial surgery at Oral & Facial Surgery in Pullman, WAWhen removing a tooth at Oral & Facial Surgery we will try to recreate the natural shape of the gums and jaw for aesthetic and functional reasons. One of the techniques we use is ridge augmentation. Ridge augmentation is intended to correct the buccal concavity that sometimes appears after tooth extraction, recovering the minimum width requirements for dental implant placement.

Functionality Of Ridge Augmentation


The mission of the augmentation is to create space for the dental implant and to achieve an aesthetically ideal teeth placement that favors hygiene and the optimal position of the dental crown. Furthermore, the ridge augmentation aims at the long-term stability of the peri-implant bone, which in aesthetic locations allows the long-term stability of your mouth tissues.

The progress of implantology has made it possible for dental implant treatments to be a reality even in cases of scarce bone availability. Our team is always working to keep up with new technologies and have an ideal implant treatment success rate.

In addition to bone grafts, there are other therapeutic alternatives available, in which we use ridge augmentation, which contributes to successfully solving complex cases of narrow alveolar ridges. Augmentation techniques have become a common way of working in daily practice, thereby achieving maximum longevity in implant treatments.

Ridge Augmentation Risks And Considerations


Working with atrophic ridges that present lower thickness at the coronal level, our team runs the risk of causing fenestrations during site preparation, with the consequent exposure of implant threads. This requires resorting to additional surgical techniques to cover these areas and repair the damage (including regeneration and autologous, heterologous, or synthetic bone grafts).

These considerations, together with the growing interest in the use of osseointegrated implants in edentulous areas with bone atrophies, have led to the study and development of surgical techniques. This can help obtain a preventive increase of the bone crest so that implant insertion can be performed under better conditions. It is advisable to perform ridge augmentation immediately after tooth extraction; our team seeks to prevent future interventions.

How Is Ridge Augmentation Done?


It is a technique with excellent results, being the ideal case to carry it out, the area of the upper jaw, provided that its initial residual remaining thickness is between 3 and 5 mm. In cases where there are severe bone atrophy and vertical ridge, augmentation is necessary for implant placement, autologous bone is the gold standard. However, the limited availability, the complications in the donor area, and the morbidity of this type of procedure have led to grafts from multiple sources, other than the patient's own, being considered. We will discuss together the best option for you.

The alveolar ridge surrounds the dental roots; when losing a tooth, a socket remains on the ridge. The physiological thing is that this ridge fills itself with tissue. However, there are times when this process does not occur, and the dimensions of the socket will worsen.

Recreating the natural shape of the denture, including the alveolar ridge, is essential for implant placement because, without the appropriate amount of bone, the implant treatment will fail. All of this is preventable with ridge augmentation.

At Oral & Facial Surgery we are proud to provide top quality implantology services. We deeply care about your smile. Call us now at (509) 872-4294 and start your treatment!


Two Locations to Serve You


Lewiston, ID


444 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501


Pullman, WA


1256 Bishop Blvd Suite I, Pullman, WA 99163



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Lewiston, ID:


444 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 986-252-8001

Fax: 208-743-1643

Hours


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Pullman, WA


1256 Bishop Blvd Suite I, Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-872-4294

Fax: 509-330-5028

Hours


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

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