What is Ridge Augmentation?
When a tooth is removed, depending on the history and the cause of tooth loss, there can be resorption of the ridge. Generally, the longer it has been since the tooth removal, the higher the chances of bone atrophy. Regeneration of the bone ridge becomes necessary for optimal placement of dental implants. There are multiple methods of ridge augmentation. One common method of treatment is to use cadaver bone graft and collagen membrane as “Guided Bone Regeneration” . Dr. Etess specializes in also using PRF from your own blood to utilize your own stem cells and growth factors for rapid and superior healing. Ridge splitting and monocortical bone block grafts are two other methods of ridge augmentation. All these methods are very predictable and effective ways of treatment. See Oral Surgery section for more info!