Ridge augmentation is a dental procedure to help regenerate the normal contour of the gums. When a tooth is removed, either because of decay or other reasons, the remaining tooth socket tends to shrink. If you decide to have a dental implant in its place, the ridge may need to be augmented to make room for the new implant. If your jawbone has deteriorated too much, dental implant placement may not be possible without ridge augmentation. If desired, ridge augmentation may also be performed for aesthetic purposes.
There are two types of ridge augmentation: soft tissue and hard tissue. Soft tissue refers to gum tissue, whereas hard tissue refers to bone. One or both types of tissue may need to be adjusted to allow for the restorative service.
Dr. Akram Rafla is experienced and trained to help you receive the care you need. Our periodontist can provide you with a comfortable, quality ridge augmentation in Worcester, Massachusetts, if necessary. We encourage you to discuss your dental health and your concerns with our team during your next appointment with Dr. Akram Rafla. We are eager to help you restore function and aesthetics to your smile. Contact our team today to schedule your next appointment and to learn more.