Here at University Dental Group, we are committed to providing the best technical care and expertise to ensure our patients have long-term oral health and function.
In preparation for a dental implant or prosthesis, some patients may require additional bone support, which can be achieved through a procedure known as alveolar bone augmentation. This surgery helps to rebuild the bone or improve the shape and size of the alveolar ridge (this is the bone that surrounds the roots of the teeth).
Alveolar bone augmentation will correct any defects in the gum, filling in sockets or providing the shape you’ll need to retain a prosthesis. Not all patients will require this procedure, so it is important that you visit someone skilled in oral surgery who can examine your current situation and evaluate your potential for future problems.
Although oral surgery can be scary, it is sometimes necessary to address your dental needs and to protect your mouth and jaw from further damage. We know making decisions about oral surgery can be tough and will communicate with you so that you have a complete understanding of all available options.
If you have any questions or want more information about alveolar bone augmentation, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (407) 679-5151.