Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation for optimum aesthetics and function:

When we lose a tooth the extracted root creates an opening. The surrounding bone is no longer stimulated by the tooth root, and it immediately begins to collapse and shrink.

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If there is too much bone loss, it will be impossible to place a dental implant for cosmetic and functional reasons. Moreover, consequences will be similarly experienced with alternative treatment options.

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Therefore we must take preventative measures to preserve the natural ridge contours and maintain the surrounding bone for future tooth replacement.

The Ridge Preservation treatment begins with inserting a specialized bone substitute product into the opening and adequately filling the area. A covering, that is designed to improve healing, is then shaped and applied over the site. To conclude the procedure the area is sutured and the natural healing process begins.

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Over time the bone substitute product will be absorbed and replaced with your body’s own bone. Once the site has completely matured the dental implant can be placed.

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The primary goal of any ridge preservation technique should be to preserve both the hard and soft tissues, especially the interdental papillae, in such a way as to optimize aesthetics and function.

Biological goals
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Whenever there is an aesthetic concern, the blood supply and the natural soft-tissue anatomy at the edentulous site should be preserved. Ultimately, the avoidance of post-extraction bone resorption and the preservation of the natural soft-tissue anatomy at the endentulous site become the key elements to obtaining an optimal aesthetic rehabilitation at the site.