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Ridge Preservation In Central TX

Ridge Preservation In Central TX

To safeguard against the loss of jawbone structure, dentists often carry out Ridge Preservation, otherwise known as Socket Preservation. This involves surgically placing bone grafting material after a tooth extraction to preserve and protect the alveolar ridge.

Losing your teeth can lead to a decrease in jawbone structure, which may make it impossible for you to get dental implants later on. But ridge preservation serves as an excellent preventative measure that keeps the future open and preserves any remaining bone structure.

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    Ridge preservation may not be necessary for everyone, but at ACE Dental of Texas, we want to ensure you have all the facts so that you can make an educated decision. After your extraction, our dentist will discuss with you both the advantages and downsides of ridge preservation; allowing you to decide if this procedure is right for YOU!

    What Is Ridge Preservation, aka Ridge Augmentation, aka Socket Preservation

    When a tooth is lost due to dental decay or any other reason, the alveolar ridge and socket underneath are exposed without proper support. Without assistance, the area below the vacant socket will begin deteriorating in its absence. Ridge preservation surgery can be conducted to protect this empty space and sustain bone structure within the alveolar ridge.

    Dental ridge preservation is an important procedure that has many monikers – such as ridge augmentation, socket preservation, alveolar ridge conservation, and bone augmentation surgery. All of these names emphasize the same purpose: to put a stopgap on post-extraction bone loss in empty sockets with the help of grafting material. This technique simultaneously safeguards against future complications while maintaining your alveolar ridges’ viability for any potential restorative measures you may pursue later down the line.

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    Procedure For Ridge Preservation

    To begin, the tooth must be carefully extracted to preserve any surrounding bone structure. Following this step, a specialized bone-grafting product is placed into the socket – whether sourced from the patient themselves, an organ donor or artificial material – in order to facilitate regeneration of bones within that tissue. To secure the grafting material, stitches or a membrane must be used. After approximately three to five months of healing time, the ridges will have healed and are ready for dental implant placement.

    Benefits Of Ridge Preservation

    Ridge Preservation can decrease the amount of bone loss between a tooth extraction and implant or bridge placement, as opposed to leaving an empty socket. With its advancements in techniques and materials, this procedure has become the most conservative type of bone grafting accessible today. Additional potential benefits may include:

    • With virtually no pain and discomfort, this minimally invasive method will improve your overall health.
    • Get ready now for a future bridge or implant without having to undergo any extra surgery for grafting.
    • Designing an appropriate milieu for implant insertion
    • A more economical and painless alternative than postponing the grafting process.
    • Maintaining a vivacious, natural-looking smile

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    Why Do I Need Ridge Preservation?

    In cases that require the extraction of a tooth, Ridge Preservation is recommended for temporary stabilization and preservation of the bone in that region. Without it, any future placement of dental implants or bridges will not just become more costly – but also longer to complete and much more unpleasant.

    Tooth extraction is often necessary for several reasons, such as:

    • Severe, irreversible dental decay
    • A fractured or splintered tooth can be a disheartening experience, leaving one feeling vulnerable and uneasy.
    • A reinfected root canal
    • Progressive gum disease leading to bone deterioration.

    What Can I Expect From A Ridge Preservation Procedure?

    Before your medical procedure, your physician at ACE Dental will provide you with pre-operative directions and details about the surgery to ensure everything runs smoothly. The following steps are typically necessary:

    • Prior to the procedure, a local anesthetic will be administered at the surgical site in order to numb it.
    • With extreme precision, the tooth is removed without causing any damage to the surrounding bone.
    • For a secure and stable fit, grafting material should be inserted into the socket after installation of a protective membrane.
    • To secure the grafting material, stitches and/or a membrane are utilized.
    • Anticipate a full recovery within three to five months.

    Ensure Your Health With Insurance Protection

    To make your ridge preservation procedure more affordable, we have partnered with many dental insurance providers to cover part of the costs. Our finance team will contact your provider ahead of time to assess which benefits you are eligible for and how much you may need to pay out-of-pocket. Moreover, ACE Dental offers a variety of payment methods including low-interest financing options for those seeking assistance in managing their expenses.

    Contact ACE Dental Of Texas Today

    At ACE Dental, we are committed to offering you the most innovative and secure dental treatments available. We also believe that as a patient, it is important for you to be informed about all your restorative dentistry options so that you can make an educated decision regarding your oral health care. If you have recently lost or had one of your teeth extracted, our dentist will discuss the positive impacts associated with ridge preservation surgery with you during a consultation appointment at our office. Book now for more information!

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