Ridge Augmentation

What is a Ridge Augmentation?

A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss as a result of a tooth extraction, or for another reason.

The alveolar ridge of the jaw is the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When a tooth is removed, an empty socket is left in the alveolar ridge bone. Usually this empty socket will heal on its own, filling with bone and tissue. Sometimes when a tooth is removed, the bone surrounding the socket breaks, and it unable to heal on its own. The previous height and width of the socket will continue to deteriorate.

Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge is not medically necessary, but may be required for dental implant placement, or for aesthetic purposes. Dental implants require bone to support their structure, and a ridge augmentation can help rebuild this bone to accommodate the implant.

How is the Oral Surgery Accomplished?

A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone graft material in the tooth socket. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed, to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Next, the gum tissue is placed over the socket and secured with sutures. Our doctors may choose to use a space-maintaining product over the top of the graft to help restore the height and width of the space created by the tooth and bone loss, and into which new bone should grow. Once the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement.

A ridge augmentation procedure is typically performed in our state of the art facility using various types of anesthesia depending on your specific needs.

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Dr. David Davis & his staff at Gadsden Oral Surgery did a wonderful job with my son who is autistic & had to have his wisdom teeth removed. They went above and beyond to make sure both he & I were as comfortable as possible about the procedure. They were extremely patient with him and even allowed him to bring his stuffed dog. He explained exactly what to expect post op and told us to call with any questions, even if they seem minor. I'm proud to be able to recommend them as "autism friendly"!!

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The staff was very friendly and eased my anxiety quickly. Dr. Livingston was wonderful! He made sure I understood the procedure and was comfortable throughout my visit.

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I was really nervous about the surgery and being sedated but the girls and Dr. Everts made me feel comfortable. I did have some pain after but they made sure I knew exactly what to expect so I was prepared. They even called to check on me that evening!! So sweet and they rally care about their patients!

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