Ridge Modification Los Angeles
Dental implants, which replace both the root and the crown of missing teeth, are considered the healthiest, most natural procedure currently available to restore teeth. Unfortunately, some patients may have inadequate bone density, which can complicate placement. Periodontal disease, injuries and developmental defects can all lead to inadequate bone height or density. If you have deformities in your upper or lower jaw that can interfere with the placement of dental implants, our Los Angeles ridge modification expert can help.
Our expert in ridge modification in Los Angeles can use donor material to rebuild or strengthen the ridge. The graft materials are designed to regenerate tissue that has been lost to trauma or periodontal disease. After the area has been numbed, the grafting materials will be placed, and the incision will be closed. While, sometimes, dental implants can be placed at the same time as the ridge modification, the area may need to be allowed to heal before it can be placed. The site will be allowed to heal over the next several months. During this time, the bone and tissue will regenerate and become strong enough and dense enough to support the restoration.
Los Angeles Ridge Modification
After your ridge modification, you will be provided with specific aftercare instructions. Following these can help your body heal and reduce your risk of complications. Good dental hygiene is essential during this period. It will reduce the bacteria in your mouth and keep plaque and tartar at bay.
Ridge modification can substantially improve the function and success of dental implants and has been shown to improve appearance as well. If you are a candidate for dental implants, additional procedures can help you achieve your dental health and smile goals. Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with our expert in ridge modification in Los Angeles.