Prepare Your Mouth For Implants With Ridge Augmentation in Basking Ridge
Dental implants are one of our best restorative dentistry tools for replacing missing teeth. If your jaw ridge is weak, the expert dental team at Konstantine Trichas DDS, LLC can make dental implants a possibility for you. Ridge augmentation in Basking Ridge will rebuild your jaw, making it strong enough to have implants placed. Benefits of having us perform this procedure include:Dr. Ivan Georgiev on ridge augmentation Read Transcript
Ridge augmentation is, again, it goes back to where you can place an implant. You want to get enough height and width to place an implant. You can always find bone to place an implant, but it becomes very difficult prosthetically to restore it, meaning it's very difficult to place a tooth. If we place the implant somewhere where the dentist can't figure out what to do with the crown, it doesn't really help anybody. Great, it's in bone, but then what are you going to do with it?
So, ridge augmentation does – and there's different ways to do it. There's fancy terms – allografts, ridge splits, et cetera, et cetera – but it's basically different ways to add bone to kind of bulk up the tissue and find a place where you can place the implant in a more functional way so you don't have to compromise any angulations, any way where it can compromise the ultimate effect, which is what the patient truly cares about, is how it looks and how it functions. Everything underneath it is kind of laying the foundation, but what the ridge augmentation does – and again, there's different ways to do it – is it kind of builds up the gums and builds up actually the bone, the bony structure underneath, which, in essence, builds up everything above it.
Once you lose a tooth, what happens to the bone is it generally tends to disappear. You fill up a bone, it's not like you have a hole in there, but it tends to kind of get thinner and shorter. What ridge augmentation does is it kind of regenerates that area so when you get the implant in, one, it's in a more functional area; and two, the tooth looks more natural, so you don't really know that you have an implant. That's the whole point of ridge augmentation, is to kind of bring the bone back to where it used to be before it lost that tooth or before it had any sort of trauma to it.
- An on-staff oral surgeon, Dr. Ivan Georgiev, with many years of surgical experience.
- Longer appointment times if needed.
- Three types of dental sedation to help you relax and feel at home.
- A staff who’s dedicated to comfortable, accurate care.
Call (908) 356-6635 today to set up an appointment. We’re located at 41 Stonehouse Road, not far from Ridge High School.
Improve Your Jaw With Our Expert Care
You may need a ridge augmentation before your jaw will be ready to support dental implants. After you lose a tooth, or even after one is removed, the bone around that area will slowly begin to deteriorate. Eventually, the bone becomes too weak or too shallow for successful implant placement.
Using one or more techniques, Dr. Georgiev can build up the ridge where your new implants will ultimately sit. Your treatment may involve a bone graft using blocks of synthetic bone material. Carefully placed in your jaw, the material will stimulate the growth of your own new bone tissue over the next few months.
In some cases, gum disease or injury will leave you with insufficient gum tissue where your tooth was. If so, we may also need to add gum tissue along with bone tissue, either to make implants possible or to give your jawline a more aesthetically pleasing look. We work closely with a licensed periodontist, Dr. Trichas’s wife, who can perform this procedure if needed.
Call us today at (908) 356-6635 to learn more about ridge augmentation in Basking Ridge. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you!