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Ridge Augmentation Charleston WV

Man smiling with his arms crossed from Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery in Charleston, WVRidge augmentation has long stood as an essential dental procedure, especially following tooth extraction.

Recognizing the pivotal role it plays, our dentist at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery offers top-tier services, ensuring both the functionality and appearance of the mouth are preserved. For those considering this procedure, you are in skilled hands at our practice.

Understanding Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation is a specialized dental procedure aimed at restoring the natural contour of the gums and jawbone. When teeth are extracted or lost due to dental issues like tooth decay, the surrounding bone can often diminish over time. This can lead to a recess in the facial ridge and compromise the natural appearance and structure of the mouth.

The Significance of the Alveolar Ridge

At the foundation of this structure is the alveolar ridge of the jaw. This bone surrounds the roots of teeth and plays an integral role in holding them securely in place. Its health and integrity are vital for both natural teeth and potential dental implants.

When a tooth is removed, the bone that once supported it no longer receives the necessary stimulation, leading to bone loss and irregularities in the alveolar ridge.

Techniques in Ridge Expansion

When considering dental procedures, especially ones related to the structural integrity of the jaw, the need for bone restoration becomes paramount.

In many instances, patients present with a jaw ridge that is too thin, making certain procedures challenging or potentially less successful.

Our esteemed dentist is well-versed in such scenarios, ensuring that patients receive the care they need with the best possible outcome.

A man in a dental chair preparing for ridge augmentation

Expanding the Bony Ridge

One of the advanced techniques we utilize for patients requiring an increase in bone width is the expansion of the bony ridge. This precise procedure involves a careful separation of the bone, where we may use bone graft material to occupy the newly created space, encouraging the growth of new bone.

This method creates a strong foundation for any dental restorations that may be needed, such as implants, and further serves to enhance the contour of the facial ridge, restoring its natural shape.

The Onlay Bone Graft Method

Another technique our practice often employs is the onlay bone graft method. In this procedure, bone grafts are placed directly onto the surface of the jawbone. With time and proper care, the graft integrates with the existing bone, augmenting its volume and shape.

This method is particularly useful when there is a need to address defects due to bone loss and gum recession.We understand that every patient is unique. We prioritize individual needs, and our dentist employs the technique that is most suitable and beneficial for each specific case.

Ridge Augmentation Charleston WV

Contact Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery at 304-343-5161 today to schedule your appointment for ridge augmentation at one of our locations near you.

Ashland Office

2301 Lexington Ave, Suite 120
Ashland, KY 41101

Beckley Office

150 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

Charleston Office

869 Oakwood Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

Huntington Office

3135 16th Street Road, Suite 20
Huntington, WV 25701

Hurricane Office

100 Prestige Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

Kanawha City Office

4307 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Parkersburg Office

417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 103
Parkersburg, WV 26105

Princeton Office

220 Locust Street
Princeton,WV 24740

Vinton Office

895 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179

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