ACCESSIBILITY Accessibility

Ridge Modification

 
(813) 988-1103

Ridge modification is an effective procedure for treating deformities in the upper and lower jaws.  These deformities can occur as a result of 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 jaw line adjacent to the missing teeth.

During the ridge modification procedure, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to fully expose the defect in the bone.  The bony defect can be filled with bone graft material that can help regenerate lost bone or a bone substitute. Finally, the incision is closed and several months of healing will be required.  Depending on the case and type of implant and procedure, the dental implant might be placed during the ridge modification procedure or when healing is complete; this all depends on the condition of the bone.  Ridge modification improves the cosmetic appearance, functionality of the mouth, and the chance of enjoying dental implants for many years.

Healthy Smiles

What does your smile say about you? Let us help you radiate confidence with a healthy smile.

Testimonials Contact Us

American Board of Periodontology logo Florida Dental Association Logo  Southern Academy of Periodontology logo American Dental Association logo American Academy of Periodontology logo Florida Association of Periodontists logo Hillsborough county Florida dental association logo




Follow us online!  Facebook logo Google Logo twitter logo youtube logo yelp logo