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Ridge Augmentation

Expertise. Reliability. Integrity.

WHAT IS A RIDGE AUGMENTATION?

Following the removal of a tooth, an empty socket is left in the bone that surrounds the roots of your teeth (this bone is also referred to as the alveolar ridge). Usually, this empty socket will heal on its own, but when it doesn’t the size of the socket will continue to deteriorate, requiring the natural contour of your jaw and gums to be recreated.

While a ridge augmentation is not medically necessary, patients who choose this procedure often do so for esthetic reasons or because the bone needs to be rebuilt to accommodate the placement of an implant.

Ask your surgeon if a ridge augmentation is right for you!

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How Is This Completed?

Ridge augmentations are typically completed immediately after a tooth is removed.

The surgeons at CVOS Oral Surgery begin by placing bone graft material in your tooth socket and suturing gum tissue over this. If needed, a space-maintaining product may also be placed over the top of the graft, into which the bone will grow, helping to restore the original size of the socket.

One this has healed, the ridge can be prepared for the placement of your implant.

At CVOS Oral Surgery, our team of expert surgeons perform ridge augmentations using local anesthesia and IV sedation.

Partners in Excellence

We recognize that by partnering with highly skilled and trusted practices like yours, we can do our best to improve and restore patients’ quality of life through delivering expert oral and maxillofacial surgical and non-surgical care with compassion, integrity, and respect.

CVOS Oral Surgery improves people's quality of life through the successful treatment of conditions involving the mouth, jaw, face, and skull.

Locations

  • #302-2300 Eglinton Ave. West Mississauga, Ontario L5M 2V8
  • #311-1235 Trafalgar Road Oakville, Ontario L6H 3P1
  • #203-311 Commercial Street Milton, Ontario L9T 3Z9
  • #200-3600 Dundas Street East Burlington, Ontario L7M 4B8