Sometimes the gums at the site of an extracted tooth will develop a concave appearance or sunken spot. It will be visually unappealing and will also affect the appearance of a bridge used to replace the missing tooth.
Aesthetic ridge expansion, also called ridge augmentation is a procedure in which bone grafting material is inserted under the gum. It is used to fill in the depression and also and to prepare for a dental implant by building up an area where more bone is needed to support the implant.
If you’d like to learn more about how ridge expansion could work for you, please call our office or request an appointment. If you just have questions about whether or not you’re a candidate for this procedure, you can ask for a brief complimentary consultation.