Protecting Bone Health
Gum disease can result in the loss of bone and can be a contributing factor to the need for tooth extractions. When a tooth has been extracted, the edges of the socket can shrink, changing bone volume levels as well as the shape of your gum line.
Bone augmentation is a method of adding bone to a site where density has been lost and is commonly performed to prepare for dental implant surgery.
Ridge preservation allows Dr. Ranchod to take preemptive action against bone resorption. Knowing that bone loss will occur after extraction, bone grafting material can be added to the empty socket in an effort to preserve the contour and health of your bone.
Ridge augmentation restores the contour of the ridge after bone loss has occurred and can be performed for both bone and the soft tissue of the gums.