When you lose one or more teeth, a small indention in your gums and jawbone will form where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. This indentation can sometimes cause a replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent teeth.
Ridge augmentation is a procedure that recaptures the natural contour of your gums and jaw. We use the ridge augmentation procedure to prepare a site for dental implants. In the areas where teeth have been missing, the bone naturally begins to shrink, creating insufficient bone to support dental implants.
For more information about dental implants or how to prepare your mouth for them, please contact In Highlands Ranch Periodontics. We are located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado but we also see patients from the surrounding areas including Wolhurst, Southglenn, Centennial, Lone Tree, and Columbine, Colorado.