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.
"I recently was involved in a Bike accident where I sustained many injuries, one of those injuries being my front teeth being knocked out. I was worried, depressed, stressed about finances & in a lot of pain. Luckily after making some calls I was referred to the offices of Dr. Patrick Yoshikane, & I am so fortunate I was. The offices knew my emergency & they were able to fit me in first thing in the morning to make sure I was okay & to fix my issue with my teeth. Upon arrival I was greeted by a wonderful staff who were so attentive, professional, & kind. My injuries were painful, I was upset, hurt & in shock still from the trauma & they did everything they could to make me relaxed, comfortable & at ease. The staff even took time to go over billing options so that I would be able to make it work with my finances which really was amazing to see them go above and beyond to breakdown & explain everything vs most places that just send you home with forms. After meeting with Dr. Yoshikane he reassured me I was in good hands & they were going to help me..... & they did! I left feeling like a new person, able to smile again & feel this burden of depression and stress lifted from shoulders. Every moment spent there was great, each person from their staff was so attentive & caring & answered all my questions, helped me, & made me comfortable. Also their follow up after my appointment has been so impressive & leaving the office I knew I found my new permanent Dentist office. Thank you so much again Dr. Yoshikane & Staff!!! Each of you helped me in my recovery so much & I look forward to seeing you all again & calling your offices my permanent Dentist home."- C.M. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane is amazing! I went in Friday morning to my dentist in south Orange County and found out that I needed a root canal. Since my general dentist does not do them. I was referred out to an endodontist who was very pushy and way overpriced. I called my husband in tears and he reached out to Dr. Yoshikane who totally took care of me. First of all it was Friday his day off and he said how quick can you get to my office. I went straight in. The office staff was warm and kind and did everything they could to help me be comfortable. Even when Dr. Yoshikane gave me shots to numb me I could barely feel it. I was in and out within 40 minutes. His service , dedication, perfectionism and commitment was amazing. He even reached out to me over the weekend to make sure I was doing okay. I would highly recommend him to any friends and family."- S.H. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2019
"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
"Dental Cleaning with Shirley Shirley is absolutely the best dental hygienist I've ever experienced. She's professional, gentle, attentive, and doesn't make you feel like a failure if there is a problem. I highly recommend Shirley and Dr. Yoshikane for all your dental needs."- D.B. / RateABiz / Nov 06, 2019
"I am writing this review on behalf of my wife. She started to feel some tooth pain last night and by 5 this morning, she was nearly in tears. At 8 am, she went to her dentist in Mission Viejo and it was a clear diagnosis, she needed a root canal on her back molar. She was referred to a local endodontist who was ready to do the work but because we are a cash patient, they ended up pricing the procedure way out of the ballpark. She called me and I called Dr. Yoshikane. Not only did he open his office today (Friday, October 11 2019) but he provided the most amazing experience. I wasn't there but my wife drove right to her office and was in and out within an hour. By 11, she called me to tell me how painless and wonderful Dr. Yoshikane was chairside. She has been singing his praises all day. Dr. Yoshikane- thank you so much for taking such great care of my wonderful wife. You LITERALLY saved my weekend!!!!"- M.H. / Yelp / Oct 11, 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.