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Ridge Augmentation treatment in Chaska, MN

Benefits of Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation provides a solid basis for successful dental restorations, helps maintain oral health, and enhances your smile’s appearance and functionality.
Exceptional Outcomes Expect a stunning, functional smile after Ridge Augmentation with our expert care.
Enhanced Aesthetics Achieve natural, harmonious results, elevating your smile's beauty and confidence.
Successful Implant Placement Prepare for successful dental implant procedures with enhanced bone structure.
Comfortable and Minimally Invasive Experience a comfortable procedure with minimal downtime and faster recovery.
Long-Term Oral Health Investment Ridge augmentation ensures long-lasting results for optimal dental well-being.
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Causes and Effects

What Is A Ridge Augmentation Treatment?

A Ridge Augmentation treatment is a dental procedure aimed at restoring the natural contours of the jawbone after tooth extraction. It helps maintain facial structure and supports future dental work effectively.

Ridge Augmentation is a dental procedure performed to restore and rebuild the alveolar ridge after tooth extraction. The alveolar ridge is the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Ridge augmentation is commonly done to ensure there is enough bone volume and structure for future dental treatments, such as the placement of dental implants.

Here are some important points about Ridge Augmentation Treatment:

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Process of A Ridge Augmentation Procedure 

The ridge augmentation procedure involves placing bone graft material into the tooth socket immediately after extraction or in a separate procedure shortly after the extraction.


Initial Consultation

We'll start by discussing your dental health history and conducting a thorough examination of your gums and jawbone.
We'll explain the need for ridge augmentation, which is often recommended when a tooth extraction has resulted in bone loss or when preparing for a dental implant.


Treatment Planning

Once we determine that a ridge augmentation is necessary for you, we'll create a personalized treatment plan.
We'll explain the procedure, expected outcomes, and address any questions or concerns you may have.


Preparing for the Procedure:

Before the day of the procedure, we'll provide you with specific instructions to follow, such as fasting if necessary.
We may prescribe antibiotics or other medications to prevent infection and promote healing.


The Procedure Day

On the day of the procedure, we'll ensure your comfort by using local anesthesia to numb the treatment area.
If needed, we can also discuss sedation options to help you relax during the procedure.


Ridge Augmentation Procedure

A small incision is made in the gum tissue to access the underlying bone.
Bone graft material is used to augment the ridge, which can come from your body, a donor, or synthetic sources. The graft material is carefully placed in the deficient area to encourage new bone growth, and the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures to aid in the healing process.


Post-Procedure Care

We'll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to follow at home, including dietary recommendations and oral hygiene tips.
It's crucial to attend any follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and ensure everything is going as planned.


Healing and Recovery

Over the next few months, the bone graft will integrate with your existing bone, strengthening the ridge for future dental work.
During this healing period, it's essential to avoid putting excessive pressure on the treated area to promote successful integration.


Next Steps

Once the ridge augmentation has healed and stabilized, we can proceed with further dental treatments, such as dental implants or other restorative procedures, to restore your smile.

Restoring Lost Bone Volume

Benefits to Ridge Augmentation

Ridge Augmentation can enhance dental health by restoring bone volume lost due to tooth extraction. This procedure facilitates successful dental implant placement, improves aesthetics, and maintains proper jaw structure, ensuring long-term stability and functionality.

Don't let bone loss hold you back. Schedule a consultation for Ridge Augmentation today and discover how our expert team can restore your smile's beauty and functionality.

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Ridge Augmentation treatment FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover essential information about ridge augmentation, a common dental procedure used to restore and enhance the jawbone. Learn about its benefits, procedure details, recovery, and how it can support future dental implants. Our comprehensive FAQs provide insights into this essential dental treatment.
Ridge augmentation is a dental procedure that restores lost bone in the jaw ridge, which may have resorbed due to tooth loss or periodontal disease. The procedure involves placing bone graft material into the deficient area to support dental implants or improve the appearance of the jawline.
Ridge augmentation is necessary to create a stable and healthy foundation for dental implants. When a tooth is lost or extracted, the surrounding bone may start to deteriorate, affecting the appearance and function of the jaw. Ridge augmentation prevents further bone loss and provides the necessary support for successful implant placement.
Ridge augmentation is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring a comfortable experience for the patient. You may experience some soreness and mild discomfort after the procedure, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication. Our skilled dental team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, prioritizes patient comfort and will provide post-operative care instructions to minimize any discomfort.
The healing time for ridge augmentation varies depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing abilities. Generally, it takes about three to six months for the bone graft material to integrate with the existing bone. During this healing period, our dental team will closely monitor your progress to ensure optimal healing and determine the appropriate timing for dental implant placement.
Yes, ridge augmentation can be combined with other dental procedures, such as dental implant placement or periodontal treatment. Our experienced dental team will evaluate your specific oral health needs and create a comprehensive treatment plan that may include a combination of procedures to achieve the best possible results.
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with ridge augmentation. These risks include infection, inadequate bone integration, and allergic reactions to the bone graft material. However, these complications are rare and can be minimized by following our dental team’s post-operative instructions and regular follow-up appointments.
The cost of ridge augmentation can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, the amount of bone graft material needed, and your dental insurance coverage. Our team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics can provide you with a detailed cost estimate during your initial consultation and discuss available payment options to make the treatment affordable for you.
Ridge augmentation can be performed both before and after tooth extraction, depending on the specific case. In some situations, ridge augmentation is done immediately after tooth extraction to preserve the bone and prepare the site for future dental implant placement. In other cases, ridge augmentation is performed months or years after tooth extraction to improve the jawbone structure.
Ridge augmentation is highly successful in providing a stable foundation for dental implants. The procedure enhances bone volume and density, improving the chances of successful implant integration and long-term implant success. Our skilled dental team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics has extensive experience in ridge augmentation procedures and implant dentistry, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.
To schedule a ridge augmentation consultation at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, simply contact our office by calling [phone number] during regular business hours. Our friendly team will assist you in finding a convenient appointment time to discuss your specific needs and create a personalized treatment plan to restore your jaw’s health and aesthetics.

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Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

Andy Busch

September 14, 2023
Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

Matthew Johnson

May 31, 2023
The best dentist I’ve ver used. Timely and great service. They don’t oversell, and my teeth haven’t looked better!

Amanda Hance

April 27, 2023
We have been really happy here since switching dental offices. Very clean environment and the staff is all friendly and professional. To top it off they are all amazing with children! My young daughters have had only positive experiences and enjoy coming!

Whitney Walz

April 26, 2023
It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

mary manning

April 21, 2023
Life-changing major dental implant experience here. These thoughtful, fun professional and knowledgeable women guide you patiently through the entire process, and somehow transform fear into excitement to get to your next appointment! Forever grateful I found this dental home!!

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