When you lose a tooth or have one extracted, an indentation is left behind in your jaw, and the bone underneath begins to deteriorate. To correct this problem, we may recommend a ridge augmentation in Athens. The expert dentists at McRae Family Dental can perform this type of oral surgery to help our patients:
- Restore the natural contour of the jaw ridge
- Prepare the jaw for dental implants
- Make the jaw ridge more aesthetically pleasing
- Enjoy peace of mind about their oral health
If you’ve lost one or more teeth and are concerned about your jaw, call one of the three area locations of McRae Family Dental today to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, we’re open as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m.
Get Your Jaw in Shape With a Ridge Augmentation Procedure
If you want a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, your jaw ridge must be deep enough and wide enough to support the implant. If it’s not, a ridge augmentation procedure may be performed to prepare your jaw for the implant.
Another reason you might have a ridge enhancement procedure is for aesthetic reasons; you simply want your gums and jawline to look more attractive. Or perhaps you’re not getting an implant right away but may do so in the future. Whatever the reason, McRae Family Dental can perform a jaw ridge augmentation to make your bone stronger and healthier.
To augment the jaw ridge, your dentist will place bone material where your tooth previously was. Over the course of a few months, new bone tissue will grow at the site where the bone material was placed.
Now, the area will be ready to support a dental implant if that is what you want. Even if you aren’t getting an implant right away, the extraction site will be ready for an implant when you decide to get one.
If you need an Athens ridge augmentation, McRae Family Dental will be glad to help. Call us today at one of our three area locations to schedule a consultation: