Ridge Augmentation

Vertical

Just as the roots of a tree prevent soil from being eroded, when teeth are lost the gum and bone can dissolve away horizontally, vertically or both. Adding gum and bone to these areas can restore them to their original contours, thus allowing implants to be placed and/or prosthetics.

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Before

After

Horizontal

The x-rays below show how lost bone (left) can be built up to support new implants (right).

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