Full Smiles With Ridge Preservation

santa rosa ridge preservationWhen you have lost teeth or need to have them extracted, there is a risk of losing mass and density in the jaw. To help prevent this and leave the smile ready for receiving dental implants, we could offer preservation. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons talk about ridge preservation.

The Loss of Mass and Density

First, let’s talk about how a smile loses mass and density. When a tooth is lost or treated, the body will take notice and suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the surrounding jawbone tissue. At the site of the extraction, the body resorbs bone tissue. The loss of mass and density then causes further tooth loss, and in an extreme cause, can lead to a prematurely aged appearance for the patient. To prevent the body from reallocating nutrients and tissues, we will take action with ridge preservation.

Ridge Preservation

A ridge preservation involves taking biocompatible materials, sometimes taken from other areas of the patient’s mouth or from a synthetic source, and applying it to the extraction site. This helps stimulate the growth of bone tissue and allows the body to retain it. The patient doesn’t lose mass and density in the jaw, and the area is ready to receive dental implants once the placement site heals. Ridge preservation helps protect your smile from the negative impacts of tooth loss or tooth extraction, and allows your jaw to support one or more dental implants.

Dental Implants

When the area is ready, we will guide and oversee the placement of dental implants with digital technology, inserting them into the extraction site at specific angles and positions to support a new tooth and further stimulate the growth of jaw tissue, so you don’t suffer further tooth loss and you hang onto your youthful appearance. We can address a single missing tooth, or employ several to support a fixed set of partial or full dentures. Your new teeth can last for decades to come as the body accepts the posts as natural roots.

If you have any questions about how we treat missing teeth with dental implants, or about preserving your jawbone with ridge preservation, then contact our team today. We’re ready to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile, one that you cannot wait to show off to the world!

Do You Have One or More Missing Teeth?

We’re ready to help people enjoy a complete smile and preserve facial structure. To learn more about treating the gaps in your smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. A full smile is possible, so give us a call today to get started.