Bone Augmentation & Ridge Preservation
- Bone Regenerative Surgery Diagnosis
A careful examination of the oral condition can determine the level of bone loss or deficiency.
If diagnosed, this lack of bone requires bone augmentation surgery in order to reconstruct lost hard-tissue and achieve functionality and aesthetics (usually by preparing the site for reconstruction with a dental implant).
During this procedure, the gums are opened to permit better access to the remaining bone, and a bone-graft material is placed to build up the hard-tissue in the affected area.
The purpose of bone augmentation/bone regeneration surgery is to grow bone back to hopefully allow dental implant placement either at the same time as this surgery or 3-9 months later.