Bone Grafting / Ridge Modification

Bone Grafting / Ridge Modification at Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center

At Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center, we specialize in bone grafting and ridge modification procedures to restore and enhance the structure of your jawbone. Led by Dr. Pilseong Kim, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD, our expert team utilizes advanced techniques to provide optimal care for our patients.

What is Bone Grafting / Ridge Modification?

Bone grafting and ridge modification are surgical procedures designed to repair and rebuild the jawbone. These treatments are often necessary when bone loss has occurred due to periodontal disease, trauma, or tooth loss. By augmenting the bone, we create a stable foundation for dental implants and improve the overall structure and aesthetics of the jaw.

The Procedures

  1. Initial Consultation

    • Dr. Kim will perform a comprehensive examination, including X-rays and 3D imaging, to assess the condition of your jawbone and determine the best approach for your specific needs.

  2. Bone Grafting

    • Bone grafting involves transplanting bone tissue to areas with insufficient bone. The graft material can be harvested from your own body, a donor, or a synthetic source. This procedure promotes the growth of new bone, providing a solid base for future dental implants.

  3. Ridge Modification

    • Ridge modification, or ridge augmentation, reshapes and rebuilds the natural contour of the gums and jawbone. This procedure is essential for correcting deformities and ensuring a natural-looking smile. Bone graft material is carefully placed in the deficient area to achieve the desired contour.

  4. Healing and Integration

    • After the grafting and modification procedures, the bone graft is covered with a protective membrane, and the gum tissue is sutured back in place. Over time, the graft material integrates with your existing bone, creating a strong, stable foundation.

  5. Follow-Up Care

    • Dr. Kim will provide detailed post-operative care instructions and schedule follow-up visits to monitor the healing process and ensure the success of the procedures.

Benefits of Bone Grafting / Ridge Modification

  • Foundation for Implants: Provides the necessary bone structure to support dental implants, ensuring their stability and longevity.
  • Restored Contour: Rebuilds the natural shape and appearance of your gums and jawline, enhancing facial aesthetics.
  • Improved Oral Health: Addresses bone loss that can lead to further dental complications, promoting overall oral health.
  • Enhanced Confidence: Improves the look of your smile, boosting self-esteem and confidence.

Why Choose Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center?

  • Expert Care: Dr. Pilseong Kim is a highly skilled periodontist with extensive experience in bone grafting and ridge modification procedures.
  • Advanced Technology: We use the latest equipment and techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Personalized Treatment: Each treatment plan is customized to meet your unique needs and goals.
  • Comprehensive Support: We prioritize patient comfort and provide detailed guidance throughout the treatment and healing process.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are considering dental implants or need to address bone loss in your jaw, bone grafting and ridge modification at Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pilseong Kim and learn more about how these procedures can benefit your oral health and aesthetics. We are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

3440 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010