Cosmetic Ridge Augmentation / Preservation
The extraction of a tooth, without any surgical intervention, will result in the collapse of the gum and bone in the area where the tooth was located. This collapse causes a concavity in the jaw bone that is difficult to keep clean and creates a significant aesthetic compromise if not corrected before the space is filled with a bridge or implant.
A ridge preservation procedure, done at the time of the extraction, prevents the ridge from collapsing and maintains the natural bone and soft tissue contours in the area where the tooth was extracted. A ridge augmentation procedure restores a collapsed or concave ridge back to its ideal shape for optimal aesthetics and cleansibility.