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Drs Mueller & Wood | Ridge Augmentation in St Louis

Dr. Glen E. Mueller, D.M.D, M.A.G.D. &

Dr. Stephanie A. Wood, D.M.D.

General Dentistry For Your Entire Family

314-842-0060

Ridge Augmentation
AGD Member
 

iStock_000002879017XSmall.jpgWhen you lose teeth, and do not replace them, the jawbone deteriorates where the tooth socket once was. This makes it difficult, and in some instances impossible to get dental implants or dentures later on. You may have not had the financial means at the time of the extraction for restorative surgery, but you may have the money now. The good news is that we can perform a process called ridge augmentation to restore the bone structure that is needed for restorative procedures such as dental implants. The process involves lifting the gum from the ridge to expose the defected area of the bone. Then the dentist uses a bone like substance to fill the defected areas. The ridge augmentation greatly improves the appearance of the mouth and increases the chances for success with the implants. With ridge augmentation, your implants will last for years.

 
 
 
St Louis Dentist | Ridge Augmentation. Dr. Glen E. Mueller and Dr. Stephanie Wood is a St Louis Dentist.