Ridge modification is for treating deformities in the jaw caused by periodontal disease, trauma, injury, wearing dentures, or developmental problems. Such defects can leave insufficient bone for the placement of dental implants and an additional unattractive indentation in the jawline adjacent to the missing teeth.
During the procedure, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to fully expose the defect in the bone. This defect can be filled with bone graft material to help regenerate lost bone. The incision is closed and several months of healing will be required. Depending on the case, a dental implant may be placed during the ridge modification procedure or when healing is complete. Ridge modification improves the cosmetic appearance, functionality of the mouth, and the chance of enjoying dental implants for many years.
Together with his well-trained team at The Center for Dental Excellence, he provides patients in the De Pere, Pulaski, Seymour and Shawano areas with a host of dental services. From routine cleanings and exams to cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers, E. Max crowns and bridges, and cosmetic gum recontouring, he and his team provide patients with beautiful, natural-looking smiles.