Ridge Preservation Following Tooth Extraction

santa rosa ridge preservationWhen teeth are extracted or lost due to poor oral health, this could eventually lead to issues with your jawbone. The structure could break down and lead to further tooth loss or an aged appearance. However, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons can provide ridge preservation to keep your smile intact!

Tooth Extraction

When you lose a tooth, or have one extracted from your smile to protect your oral health, this leaves a gap in your smile. Your body will respond to this missing root by suspending or diverting the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone around the missing tooth. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue begins to break down, causing a loss of mass and density linked to further tooth loss or even an aged appearance too. But we can offer a treatment to help preserve the ridge between the removal or tooth loss and the placement of dental implants, keeping your smile strong enough to support a new tooth root!

Preserving the Ridge

To safeguard your current jaw structure, once we remove a tooth our team will apply an advanced material that is biocompatible to the jaw. This prevents the body from resorbing the jaw structure and preserving the bone density. Nutrients will not be diverted for the jaw and allocated to other portions of your smile, preserving the structure and preventing the loss that could complicate the replacement of your missing teeth.

Dental Implants

Once the area heals following the extraction, we can move forward with dental implant placement. Using advanced dental technology, our team can examine and analyze the jaw to choose the best angle and position to support the new root. This implant post, made from titanium, is inserted into the jawbone and is accepted as natural bone tissue, so it bonds with the jaw and supports a new tooth for years to come, possibly decades. We can replace a single missing tooth, or use several posts to support a fixed set of full or partial dentures.

If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth, or about preserving your smile or securing dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more. Now is a great time to see our team for treatment, as you can receive a new smile before the holiday season complicates your schedule, and you can use your remaining 2022 dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of December.

Do You Have Questions About Jawbone Preservation?

Our team is ready to help you enjoy a full smile again. To learn more about how we keep smiles whole and healthy, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.