Ridge Augmentation

Ridge Augmentation at Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center

At Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center, we specialize in ridge augmentation procedures to restore the natural contour of your gums and jawline. Led by Dr. Pilseong Kim, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD, our experienced team uses advanced techniques to ensure optimal results for our patients.

What is Ridge Augmentation?

Ridge augmentation is a surgical procedure that reconstructs the natural contour of the gums and jawbone following tooth loss or bone resorption. This procedure is essential for patients who have lost bone due to periodontal disease, trauma, or long-term tooth loss. By rebuilding the ridge, we create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance and provide a stable foundation for dental implants.

The Procedure

  1. Initial Consultation

    • Dr. Kim will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays and 3D imaging, to assess the extent of bone loss and plan the augmentation procedure.

  2. Surgical Process

    • During the procedure, bone graft material is carefully placed in the deficient area to rebuild the jawbone. The graft material may be sourced from your own body, a donor, or a synthetic substitute, depending on your specific needs.

  3. Healing and Integration

    • 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.

  4. 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 augmentation.

Benefits of Ridge Augmentation

  • Restored Contour: Rebuilds the natural shape and appearance of your gums and jawline, enhancing facial aesthetics.
  • Foundation for Implants: Provides the necessary bone structure to support dental implants, ensuring their stability and longevity.
  • 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 ridge augmentation procedures.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize 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, ridge augmentation 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 this procedure 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