Deformities in the upper and lower jaws can be caused by periodontal disease or other causal factors. The typical result is insufficient bone for holding implants in place.
Periodontal disease destroys the bony structures in your mouth. If you’ve had some other trauma, the bone can also be destroyed. The bone cannot regenerate naturally by itself. Therefore, replacement is encouraged through Ridge Modification.
What are the Impacts?
Destroyed bony structures have the following effects on your mouth:
What is Ridge Modification?
A Ridge Modification is a surgical process where bone is taken from one part of the mouth and grafted onto the affected area. The bone graft acts as a foundation for the regrowth of new bone. Thus it allows sufficient bony mass to hold teeth implants to bring the mouth back to an almost originally condition. Ridge Modification allows for the rebuilding of the bony structures in the mouth.
What is the Process?
The process of Soft Tissue Grafting includes the following procedures:
Ridge Modification is a surgical procedure that should be completed by a specialty dentist called a Periodontist. Dr. William S. Neale is a licensed Periodontist in Wichita Falls, Texas. He would love to help you regain a kissable smile once again.
If you need a ridge modification or you think you may have periodontal disease, contact Dr. William S. Neale today at (940) 322-0758.