Bone regeneration procedures are often performed to treat bone loss or prevent natural bone loss and secure an optimal environment for implant placement. “Ridge Augmentation” is one of the most common procedures performed regenerate bone.
“Aleveolar Ridge” is the bone that surrounds the root of the tooth. After tooth extractions, an empty socket remains in the aleveolar ridge bone. Some of the bone surrounding the socket will break during the extraction process, making the socket unable to heal properly. The height and width of the bone will diminish as a result. Since dental implants need ample bone support, a ridge augmentation procedure might be necessary.