Improve The Health of Your Smile with Ridge Augmentation
Ridge Augmentation is a procedure performed by a periodontist to address jaw deformities. These deformities often occur because of various issues, including periodontal disease, injury and trauma, denture wearing, and developmental problems. These defects leave insufficient bone in the jaw that impacts one’s ability to obtain dental implants. Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei of Perio Implant Chicago are committed to helping with the placement of implants by preparing the area for ridge augmentation.
What is achieved with ridge Augmentation?
Ridge augmentation is the procedure needed to prepare the area for the placement of dental implants. It is performed by a skilled and experienced periodontist to address defects and deformities. It rebuilds the flaw in the bone with bone grafting material to regenerate what has been lost. The procedure requires the doctor to lift the gum away from the site before placing bone graft material. Then, the incision is closed, and several months are needed as the grafting heals. Once the area is ready for the placement of dental implants, the procedure is scheduled, and the patient is prepared for their future tooth replacement. In some instances, the dental implant may be placed at the same time as the ridge modification procedure, and this is discussed during the consultation visit with our team of professionals.
Why might I consider ridge Augmentation surgery?
Jaw deformity or the loss of bone from denture wearing can impact a patient’s ability to obtain long-term, permanent restorations for restoring the smile, such as dental implants. By augmenting the ridge and performing a bone graft in the area of the deformity, the dentist can prepare a patient for implants in the future. It can improve the cosmetic appearance of the smile and its function.
Call Perio Implant Chicago today
Chicago, IL patients in need of ridge modification, can call Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei to schedule an appointment and initial evaluation. The practice is located at 939 W North Avenue, Ste. #700, and can be reached by calling the front office team at (312) 736-7959 .