Ridge Expansion

What is it?

A ridge expansion enhances the amount of bone present at the site of a missing tooth, thereby permitting placement of a dental implant.

When is it needed/Risks of not getting it done?
  • When a tooth is extracted, the bone that had previously anchored that tooth will be resorbed by the body over time. A ridge expansion is necessary when this bone is not high or wide enough to support a dental implant.
  • If left untreated, bone may continue to be resorbed by the body and the pocket will progressively deepen.
How is it done ?
  • First, an incision is made in the gum to reveal the jaw ridge
  • The jaw ridge is then separated and bone grafting material is placed into the newly created space
  • The gum tissue is then sutured together

Once the bone graft material has become well integrated into the jaw bone (typically within a few months following the surgery) the dental implant will be placed.

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OasisPark Dental

18185 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON L9N 0H9
(905) 953-8115
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Dear Patients,

The Ministry of Health has lifted the restrictions placed back in March. We thank you for your patience and loyalty throughout this ordeal.

We look forward to seeing you again. If you have any questions, please let us know. To make an appointment, call our office at (905) 953-8115 or email us at [email protected] or use the appointment form on our website.

Sincerely,
The Team at Oasispark Dental