Immediate Loading Ridge Augmentation for Implants
Periodontal disease, extractions or pathology may leave inadequate bone for implant placement. Ridge augmentation procedures are utilized to increase bone dimension for implant placement and/or improved esthetics. Many, if not all, ridge deficiencies could be prevented with grafting at the time of extraction!
Ridge augmentation procedures are “out” patient procedures, performed under local anesthetic in a relatively quick and painless appointment. An incision is made in the gum tissue – the site is bone grafted and a barrier membrane placed over the graft. The tissue is then advanced and sutured. There is minimal pain, modulated well by over the counter medications like ibuprofen. Patients are able to return to work later that day if they so desired.
Ridge Augmentation Case Examples
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Ridge Augmentation Case #3
|A significant infection caused destruction of the alveolar bone making implant placement not possible.||After 3 months of healing the alveolar bone is restored. Implants can now be placed.
Ridge Augmentation Case #4
|Significant dental infections destroyed the alveolus. Freeze dried bone and membranes were utilized to regrow the lost alveolus.
|3 months after augmentation the ridge is restored to more usual form and implants can now be placed.