Ridge Expansion

In severe cases, the bone ridge has been resorbed and a bone graft is placed to increase bone ridge height/width. Ridge Expansion is a technique used to restore the lost bone dimension when the jaw ridge gets too thin to place an appropriate sized dental implant.

In this procedure, the bony ridge of the jaw is expanded by mechanical means. Bone graft material can be placed and matured for a few months before placing the implant. If you need implants and you have a thin ridge, Sunnyvale Implant Dentist Dr. Antonious will discuss with you all options available for your treatment.

Ridge Expansion Treatment

These procedures may be performed separately or together with implant placement, depending upon the individual’s condition. 

In many cases, your dentist can use allograft material to implement bone grafting for dental implants. This bone is prepared and used to promote the patient’s own bone to grow into the repair site. It is quite effective and safe. 

There are several areas of the body that are suitable for attaining bone grafts. In the maxillofacial region, bone grafts can be taken from inside the mouth, in the area of the chin or third molar region, or in the upper jaw behind the last tooth. The use of the patient’s own bone for repairs generally gets the best results.

Synthetic materials can also be used to stimulate bone formation. The use platelet cells from your own blood may be utilized to accelerate and promote bone formation in graft areas.

Dr. Antonious says, “What good does it do to our patients if they can’t afford our best dental treatment.” Affordability is key in treating our patients. With the recent popularity of financing companies that help patients with zero interest payment plans, there is no excuse for most patients to achieve their maximum best oral health.

Learn more when you visit Sunnyvale Dental Care Office. Call Sunnyvale Dental Implant Dentist Dr. Antonious at 408-720-0900 to schedule a consultation today!