Ridge Augmentation

Dental implants can improve your quality of life by restoring a full, functional, and beautiful smile. However, certain conditions can prevent you from receiving dental implants. Peninsula Dental Associates provides ridge augmentation in Foster City, CA, to help more patients take advantage of dental implants.

Ridge Augmentation Can Enable Implant Placement

Dental implants are titanium posts or screws that are embedded in the jawbone. They act as a foundation for replacement teeth, improving strength, stability, and durability. However, dental implants require a strong and healthy jawbone.

If you’ve experienced jawbone deterioration or other conditions or simply have a naturally smaller jawbone, you might not be a good candidate for dental implants. Fortunately, ridge augmentation makes it possible for more patients to benefit from this tooth replacement procedure.

Your Ridge Augmentation Procedure

The team at Peninsula Dental Associates will carefully evaluate your jawbone to determine whether ridge augmentation is the right option. We are a dental practice with the latest technology, including digital X-rays and CBCT scans, which allows us to create a detailed and clear image of your jawbone.

If ridge augmentation is the right treatment for you, you’ll undergo a surgical bone graft. We will take bone tissue from another location and transplant it to the alveolar ridge of the jawbone. Once in place, the jawbone naturally integrates the new bone tissue to provide a strong foundation for dental implants.

Recovering After Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation is a surgical procedure, so you can expect some recovery time. For the first few days after the surgery, you may experience soreness and swelling and will have to stick to a diet of soft foods.

While your symptoms during recovery will fade over the course of about a week, it takes longer for the area to heal entirely. The new bone tissue takes several months to integrate. This can extend the time it takes to get your dental implants, as they can only be placed once healing is complete.

The Peninsula Dental Associates team aims to provide our patients with the widest range of treatment options. Ridge augmentation could be the procedure you need to take advantage of dental implants.

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Simply phenomenal. I didn't know professionalism and care of this quality existed anymore. I highly recommend Dr. Phandl and his amazing staff for your dental needs.

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Dr. Phandl is a great dentist. He explains everything thoroughly and is very transparent. I also did Invisalign with him and he achieved great results. He is accommodating and takes great pride in his work. I never felt rushed or forgotten!

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Just wanted to thank Dr. Martin Phandl and his wonderful staff for making my recent dental appointment experiences the best they could be. Dr. Phandl couldn't have been more kind or patient. He made sure there was ZERO pain or discomfort, and that I was doing okay throughout my procedures.  They were such easy dental appointments, which for me, is saying a lot!! I was also very impressed with the new technology he uses. The handheld oral scanner was painless and showed 3D images in amazing detail. I would highly recommend Dr. Phandl.

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The service Dr. Phandl provides is of the highest quality. From the moment you walk in the door, you’re treated as if you are the most important person there. Dr. Phandl is very easy to talk to and walks you through the process of what he is doing. After my recent visit he showed me the before and after shots of my tooth which was an absolute treat. I would recommend Dr. Phandl to anyone that wants a great dentist and the best service.

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