Ridge Augmentation

A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction, trauma or detoriated jaw bone to rebuild to the original height and width volume. It is important for an implant to be placed in a strong foundation. The implant will then support a natural sized crown that will withstand chewing and grinding forces.

How is the procedure Accomplished?

A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone, collagen and sometimes a titanium mesh on top of the existing bone structure. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Next, the gum tissue is brought together and secured with sutures.  Once the site has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement.

A ridge augmentation procedure is typically performed in Dr. Hullett or Dr. Hullett’s office under local anesthesia. Some patients may also request sedative medication.

For more information about Ridge Augmentation or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hullett or Dr. Hullett, call our office in Houston, TX at Houston Office Phone Number 713-439-7575.