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Dental Ridge Preservation | Burbank, CA

Dental Ridge Preservation

Dental Ridge Preservation

Dental Ridge Preservation | Burbank, CA

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Dental Ridge Preservation

When a tooth is lost or extracted due to factors like decay, injury, or gum disease, the body initiates a process of self-repair and remodeling. Unfortunately, this process results in the rapid collapse and shrinkage of the surrounding jawbone, which can pose challenges for future dental implant placement. At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, our proactive approach focuses on planning for the future from the moment a tooth extraction is necessary. Through ridge preservation, we aim to minimize bone loss, ensuring that when you’re prepared for implant placement, the process can be executed successfully.

What is ridge preservation?

As in all cases of dental intervention, the first step is consulting a dentist.

✓ Ridge preservation is an essential bone grafting procedure designed to rebuild the bone structure after tooth extraction, creating a strong foundation for future dental procedures.

✓ This technique aims to minimize ridge resorption and optimize bone regeneration within the socket.

✓ When a tooth is extracted, the socket area experiences gradual bone and soft tissue collapse over time, resulting in insufficient volume and unfavorable ridge structure that can impede dental implant placement.

✓ Ridge preservation effectively safeguards the bone tissue following extraction, ensuring it remains suitable for future dental work and reducing the necessity for additional grafting procedures.

What is the process for ridge preservation?

✓ The process commences with a consultation to understand your treatment goals. An oral examination and a comprehensive 3D x-ray are performed to assess your dental health thoroughly, enabling us to tailor an optimal treatment plan.

✓ Subsequently, the affected tooth is delicately extracted while preserving the surrounding bone. Following the successful extraction, the socket is filled with bone grafting material.

✓ The bone grafting material serves to replace bone and stimulate regrowth in the socket. It may originate from your body, a human donor, an animal, or synthetic sources. Once the material is placed, a barrier material is applied, secured with sutures, and possibly a collagen membrane.

✓ Some patients may experience mild discomfort and pressure in the treatment area, which is typical and usually subsides within a few days. If necessary, we can prescribe medication to manage any discomfort.

✓ Full recovery typically takes 3-5 months before a dental implant can be inserted. In rare instances, the bone graft material might be absorbed into the gums. To prevent this, we recommend a dental implant within 4-12 months. This not only helps maintain long-term jawbone strength but also restores both the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth.

What is the process for ridge preservation?

✓ The process commences with a consultation to understand your treatment goals. An oral examination and a comprehensive 3D x-ray are performed to assess your dental health thoroughly, enabling us to tailor an optimal treatment plan.

✓ Subsequently, the affected tooth is delicately extracted while preserving the surrounding bone. Following the successful extraction, the socket is filled with bone grafting material.

✓ The bone grafting material serves to replace bone and stimulate regrowth in the socket. It may originate from your body, a human donor, an animal, or synthetic sources. Once the material is placed, a barrier material is applied, secured with sutures, and possibly a collagen membrane.

✓ Some patients may experience mild discomfort and pressure in the treatment area, which is typical and usually subsides within a few days. If necessary, we can prescribe medication to manage any discomfort.

✓ Full recovery typically takes 3-5 months before a dental implant can be inserted. In rare instances, the bone graft material might be absorbed into the gums. To prevent this, we recommend a dental implant within 4-12 months. This not only helps maintain long-term jawbone strength but also restores both the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth.

Am I a candidate for ridge preservation?

As in all cases of dental intervention, the first step is consulting a dentist.

If you have a decayed, injured, or gum-disease-affected tooth that requires extraction, consider ridge preservation. Schedule a consultation with us to determine if it’s the right choice for you. We’ll assess your oral health and discuss the best treatment approach tailored to your needs. Contact us today to start your journey towards a healthier, more confident smile.

What are the advantages of ridge preservation?

Ridge preservation provides several valuable benefits, such as:

✓ Maintaining bone tissue after tooth loss, ensuring optimal implant placement.

✓ Preventing the deterioration of bone and soft tissue within the sockets.

✓ Being minimally invasive with minimal discomfort for patients.

✓ Readying the site for future dental implant placement.

✓ Offering a cost-effective and less painful solution compared to delayed grafting procedures.

✓ Preserving the aesthetics of a natural-looking smile.

What are the advantages of ridge preservation?

Ridge preservation provides several valuable benefits, such as:

✓ Maintaining bone tissue after tooth loss, ensuring optimal implant placement.

✓ Preventing the deterioration of bone and soft tissue within the sockets.

✓ Being minimally invasive with minimal discomfort for patients.

✓ Readying the site for future dental implant placement.

✓ Offering a cost-effective and less painful solution compared to delayed grafting procedures.

✓ Preserving the aesthetics of a natural-looking smile.

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

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