Angela Leung DDS PC | Ridge modification in San Francisco

1131 Mission Road,
South San Francisco, CA 94080
    595 Buckingham Way, Ste 432
San Francisco, CA 94132

Dental Implants and Root Canal Specialist

(415) 681-2697

drleung@angelaleungddspc.com

Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm & Sat: By Appointment

Ridge modification
 

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Ridge modification is an effective procedure for treating deformities in the upper and lower jaws. These deformities can occur as a result of periodontal disease, trauma, injury, wearing dentures, or developmental problems. Such defects can leave insufficient bone for the placement of dental implants and an additional unattractive indentation in the jaw line adjacent to the missing teeth.

During the ridge modification procedure, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to fully expose the defect in the bone. The bony defect can be filled with bone graft material which can help regenerate lost bone.  Finally, the incision is closed and several months of healing will be required. Depending on the case and type of implant and procedure, a dental implant may be placed during the ridge modification procedure or when healing is complete. Ridge modification improves the cosmetic appearance, functionality of the mouth, and the chance of enjoying dental implants for many years.

 
 
 
San Francisco Dentist | Ridge modification. Angela Leung is a San Francisco Dentist.