Ridge Modification

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  • Arlington Heights, Illinois - 21 S. Evergreen Ave 60005
  • Algonquin, Illinois - 272 South Randall Road 60102
  • Bloomingdale, Illinois - 183 S. Bloomingdale Road, Suite 1B 60108
  • Vernon Hills, Illinois - 1 East Phillip Road, Suite 101 60061
  • Barrington, Illinois - 204 West Main Street 60010
  • Northbrook, Illinois - 1340 Shermer Road Suite 200 60062
  • St. Charles, Illinois - 40w155 Campton Crossing Drive 60175
  • (847) 255-3021 | Arlington Heights, Illinois - 21 S. Evergreen Ave
  • (847) 255-3021 | Algonquin, Illinois - 272 South Randall Road
  • (847) 255-3021 | Bloomingdale, Illinois - 183 S. Bloomingdale Road, Suite 1B
  • (847) 255-3021 | Vernon Hills, Illinois - 1 East Phillip Road, Suite 101
  • (847) 255-3021 | Barrington, Illinois - 204 West Main Street
  • (847) 255-3021 | Northbrook, Illinois - 1340 Shermer Road Suite 200
  • (847) 255-3021 | St. Charles, Illinois - 40w155 Campton Crossing Drive

Ridge modification is an effective procedure for treating deformities in the upper and lower jaws.  These deformities can occur as a result of periodontal disease, trauma, injury, wearing dentures, or developmental problems.  Such defects can leave insufficient bone for the placement of dental implants and an additional unattractive indentation in the jaw line adjacent to the missing teeth.

During the ridge modification procedure, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to fully expose the defect in the bone.  The bony defect can be filled with bone graft material that can help regenerate lost bone or a bone substitute. Finally, the incision is closed and several months of healing will be required.  Depending on the case and type of implant and procedure, the dental implant might be placed during the ridge modification procedure or when healing is complete; this all depends on the condition of the bone.  Ridge modification improves the cosmetic appearance, functionality of the mouth, and the chance of enjoying dental implants for many years.

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