Ridge augmentation is a treatment to restore the natural contour of your gums and teeth.
It can be used to improve the appearance of your smile, and it can also help to protect your teeth from further damage.
It is typically performed after a tooth has been extracted.At Aventura Dental Center, Dr. David S. Bistritz can educate you on this procedure and when it may be necessary.
What Is The Purpose Of Ridge Augmentation?
Ridge augmentation can be used for both cosmetic and functional purposes. For cosmetic purposes, it can help to improve the appearance of your smile. It can also help to fill in any gaps that have been created by missing teeth. For functional purposes, ridge augmentation can help to prevent further damage to your teeth by restoring the contour of your natural gum tissues and teeth.
What Are The Benefits Of Ridge Augmentation?
There are many benefits of ridge augmentation, including:
- Improving the appearance of your smile
- Filling in gaps caused by missing teeth
- Preventing further damage to your teeth
- Restoring the natural contour of your gums and teeth
What Is The Process Of Ridge Augmentation?
Ridge augmentation is typically performed by Dr. David S. Bistritz at Aventura Dental Center. In the first step, an incision is made in your gum tissue. Next, the bone and soft tissue are elevated to expose the underlying bone. The next step is to place the graft material into the exposed area. The graft material will typically be made from your own bone, or it may be artificial. Once the graft material is in place, it will be secured with stitches. The incision in your gums will then be closed with stitches. You will likely need to take over-the-counter pain medication and antibiotics following the procedure to reduce the risk of any complications, including infection. Dr. David S. Bistritz will provide you with aftercare instructions to follow closely after the procedure to facilitate a fast and proper healing process.
How Do I Find Out More About Ridge Augmentation?
If you reside in the Aventura, FL, community and believe you may benefit from ridge augmentation, connect with Dr. David S. Bistritz and his team by calling 305-933-2501 for a consultation appointment.