about ridge augmentation
Occasionally when a tooth has been extracted, the rest of the socket and the surrounding bone breaks or does not recover correctly. This may lead to a deformity of your gums or an area of reduced density in your jaw. If this happens, talented, Orange, CA dentist Dr. Patrick Yoshikane may conduct a ridge augmentation. Also called horizontal or vertical alveolar ridge augmentation, this process utilizes bone grafts to reestablish the alveolar ridge, which is the region across the branches of your teeth. The augmentation process will construct the bone back to the initial width and height to prepare the mouth for an implant. A ridge augmentation might also be done for aesthetic reasons to fix the appearance of your gums. At Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. in Orange, CA, a ridge augmentation may be done with numerous bone graft choices. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Yoshikane to find out more information about ridge augmentation and implants, along with other procedures for mouth restoration.
Ridge augmentation may be right for you if you've lost bone density at the alveolar ridge of your teeth or tooth. This is normally due to complications following an extraction. If a socket doesn't correctly heal by itself, it may cause cosmetic defects of the mouth and gums. If you're wishing to develop the shape of your mouth or boost bone density to encourage a dental implant, ridge augmentation may be an appropriate procedure to attain your goals.
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are friendly, informative and ease the anxiety that dental visits bring. Over the years I've heard many horror stories about wisdom teeth removal so when my turn came to finally part with mine, I was very apprehensive. Dr. Y took the time to thoroughly explain all the pros and cons, laid out a detailed plan then he and his team made sure my comfort and care during the procedure were top notch. Visits to the dentist no longer trigger anxiety attacks thanks to Dr Yoshikane's office."- L.M. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2019
"Dr. Patrick and his team far exceed all expectations! They take excellent care of their clients! They are great at communicating your appointments, costs and tips on keeping your teeth healthy! When you walk into the office you won't feel like you're in a dentist office because EVERYONE is so friendly and personable! Every employee goes out of their way to introduce themselves to you. Just like most people, I used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to my appointments every time! I can't wait to see everyone in the office! Dr. Patrick and his staff really are the best of the best!"- H.F. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2019
"Best pain free dentist I have ever met"- E.C. / Facebook / Jun 28, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are an incredible group of people. I came in for a gum contouring experience and was blown away by how nice and welcoming everyone is, and I am even more amazed by how good my smile looks now. Dr. Yoshikane will take good care of you and you can always be sure you're in good hands no matter what."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
What to Expect
A ridge augmentation is an outpatient procedure that will typically be completed using oral-conscious sedation. Ridge augmentation may be done right after a tooth extraction or separately if needed. The first step is to place the graft into the socket where the tooth has been extracted. Following that, your gums may be smoothed over the bone graft before they are sutured closed. It may be required in certain instances for Dr. Yoshikane to add another substance to the graft to make the space and elevation that matches your original appearance.
Following your ridge augmentation, you must have a responsible friend or family member take you home and stay with you for a couple of hours. You might have some discomfort or pain after your ridge augmentation. Dr. Yoshikane or a member of his team will give you all your necessary recovery instructions, prescriptions, and diet restrictions to ensure that you have a smooth healing process. You need to contact us right away if you have any questions or indications of illness. At your post-op appointment, Dr. Yoshikane will check on your progress. In most cases, it is going to take approximately 4 – 6 months for the bone to be strong enough before another procedure may be performed.
Based on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs may be paid. After talking to your insurance company, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket costs. At your consult, the team of Dr.Yoshikane can go over payment methods, along with financing, to help make your procedure affordable.
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Ridge augmentation may be quite helpful in repairing decreased bone density and soft tissue that occasionally occur following tooth extraction. Dr. Yoshikane may improve your gums and utilize a bone graft to bring the required density for you to have the ability to get a dental implant. If you are prepared to revive your mouth and replace your missing teeth, then contact Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. in Orange, CA to learn more about ridge augmentation.