Ridge Preservation Following Tooth Loss

rohnert park ridge preservationWhen you lose your teeth, or have them extracted, we want to prevent the jawbone around the missing root from breaking down and complicating tooth loss. To do this, we can offer ridge preservation. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons can discuss preserving your smile!

The Impact of Untreated Tooth Loss

When you lose your natural teeth, the body will notice and in response, begins to divert the flow of key nutrients to that area of the jawbone to other parts of the smile. Being denied these regular doses of calcium and phosphates could cause the body to begin resorbing the tissue. This loss of mass and density in the jawbone means a greater risk of further tooth loss and an aged appearance as the jawbone tissue breaks down. This can happen whether a tooth falls out due to advanced gum disease or other oral health problems one needs to be treated to prevent the spread of infection. Which is why we take immediate action!

Preserving the Area Following Missing Teeth

When a tooth is treated or lost, we will apply a unique biocompatible material to the jawbone around the missing root. The body will accept this as natural structure and this prevents the loss of mass and density in the jaw, stopping the resorbing process. This material could be taken from parts of your jaw or hips, or from donor or synthetic sources. This fortifies the smile and leaves it ready to receive new teeth!

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are inserted into the smile, where they act as new roots and bond with the bone tissue. This enables them to last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime, and preserves the facial structure in the process. Once we preserve and rebuild the weakened portions, we can move forward with dental implant placement, replacing an individual tooth or even securing a set of fixed dentures. You then enjoy a complete smile, one that looks great and functions properly.

If you have any questions about ridge preservation or about our approach to implant dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you maintain your best possible smile, and never hesitate to show it off to the world when you laugh or smile!

Do You Have Questions About Missing Teeth?

We would like to help you enjoy a complete and healthy smile by preventing issues following tooth loss or tooth extraction. To learn more about preserving your smile with biocompatible materials and implant dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. We want to help you obtain your best possible smile!