You need to make sure that you have access to a reliable oral health provider who can take care of all of your needs. At Lovett Dental Heights, we provide a wide variety of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental services, and specialty services. One of these specialty services is called ridge augmentation. If you have been told that you might benefit from this procedure, there are a few key points that you should know. Then, be sure to reach out to us to learn more about how we can provide you with comprehensive oral health services.

An Overview of Ridge Augmentation Services dr. walks patient through his ridge augmentation

The entire goal of ridge augmentation is to restore the natural contour of your gums and jaw. There are several reasons why this contour might have been lost. Ridge defects can develop due to congenital issues, infections, trauma, or surgery. For example, it is not unusual for someone to suffer from ridge issues following teeth removal. When a tooth is removed, an empty socket is all that is left. Often, the socket is going to heal on its own. However, there are times when the socket might break and could be rendered unable to heal on its own. As a result, the ridge may continue to deteriorate.

A ridge augmentation procedure can fix flaws in this contour and help your teeth and gums stay healthy.

The Ridge Augmentation Procedure

If you have been told that you might need a ridge augmentation procedure, you need to know what will happen. First, please understand that we will never recommend a procedure until we have answered all of your questions. We want to make sure that you are comfortable with what is about to happen.

A trained oral health professional will then administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and reduce or discomfort. After this, the dentist will make a small incision in the gum, allowing access to the bone. After this, the dentist will either place soft gum tissue or hard bone tissue and place. Finally, your gum tissue will be sutured shut so that the healing process can take place.

The Benefits of a Ridge Augmentation Procedure

Several key benefits come with this procedure. Some of the benefits of this procedure include:

  • You will enjoy the aesthetic benefits following this procedure. Your contour is going to look more natural, even though you might have had one or more teeth removed.
  • If you decide you want a dental implant down the road, there has to be enough bone and gum tissue to hold this implant in place. Augmentation will make sure this happens.
  • You will improve your overall oral health. If your contour is not appropriate, food particles might lodge in this valley, leading to oral health concerns. It will be easier for you to take care of your mouth following this procedure.

Rely on the experience of a trained oral health professional when it comes to this procedure. That is where we can help you.

Contact the Team at Lovett Dental Heights for Ridge Augmentation Services

If you have concerns about your mouth’s shape, feel, and comfort, you might need ridge augmentation. That is where we can help you. At Lovett Dental Heights, we stay on top of the latest information on our field. We want to use the best practices in our industry when we take care of our patients. This includes you and your family. We provide access to both emergency services and preventive care. Our goal is to take care of all of your oral health needs. Contact us today at 832-767-2210, or contact us online to make an appointment with a dentist from our office.