Published: 07/31/2017
Restoring a patient’s smile is one of the things that makes being part of Canal Calem Periodontics so rewarding; we love seeing our patients walk out feeling confident about the way they look. Ridge augmentation in Medford, NJ and Moorestown, NJ is a great way of improving the appearance of your smile after tooth loss, trauma, or other problems have caused a portion of jaw bone to disintegrate.Correcting Important ProblemsRidge augmentation is done for two primary reasons:
  • Cosmetic satisfaction: A lost tooth and sunken smile can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance. Dr. Canal and Dr. Calem work closely with patients to develop strategic solutions for smile enhancement and increased cosmetic satisfaction.
  • Preparation for the placement of a dental implant: The tiny post of a dental implant is set into the jaw bone, providing an artificial tooth root for the visible crown portion. If the bone beneath the intended implant is weak or thin, ridge augmentation can help.
Addressing a Common ConcernThe bones of the upper and lower jaw are kept strong in part as a result of having healthy teeth. Healthy teeth attached to the jaw bone are supplied by blood, which keeps the surrounding bone robust. Because teeth play an important role in maintaining bone health, if teeth are lost or broken then the bones that support them can gradually weaken and thin. This weakening can happen due to illness or injury, too. Building this lost bone back up with ridge augmentation is part of what your periodontists in Moorestown, NJ and Medford, NJ can do.Periodontists like Dr. Canal and Dr. Calem deal exclusively with matters of tooth, gum, and jaw health. Periodontal tissue includes teeth as well as the surrounding tissue. You can speak with a periodontist about gum disease, smile restoration, and much more in our offices in Medford, NJ and Moorestown, NJ. If you have questions about these or other oral health concerns, call Canal Calem Periodontics today.Talk to Us About an Appointment