Esthetic Ridge Augmentation

Sometimes after an extraction, there .will be a sunken spot or concave appearance in your gum line.  This looks unsightly and can jeopardize the appearance of a bridge that goes over the area.  Grafting material can be inserted under the gum to fill out this depression.

Ridge augmentation can also be used to build up an area of bone so that a dental implant can be placed. 

Procedure: The periodontist administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area.  He than fills the sunken area with a grafting material.