Ridge Modification

Treating Deformities of the Upper and Lower Jaws

Ridge modification is an effective procedure for treating jaw deformities. Periodontal disease, trauma, injury, dentures, or developmental problems can all be a cause of deformity. As a result, there may be an insufficient amount of bone for dental implants, as well as an unnatural indentation in the jawline.

During the ridge modification procedure, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to fully expose the defect in the bone. Bone graft material or a bone substitute is used to fill and help regenerate lost bone. Once completed, the incision is closed and allowed several months to fully heal. Depending on the condition of the bone, a dental implant may be put in during or once healing for the ridge modification procedure is complete. The function, appearance, and overall health of the mouth are improved with this procedure.