Ridge Augmentation

Sometimes when you lose one or more teeth, you can get an indention in your gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place.

Not only is this indentation unnatural looking, it also causes the replacement tooth to look too long compared to the adjacent teeth. In severe cases, the ridge has been reabsorbed and a bone graft is placed to increase ridge height and/or width.

Ridge Augmentation is a technique used to restore the lost bone dimension when the jaw ridge gets too thin to place conventional implants.  In this procedure, the bony ridge of the jaw is literally expanded by mechanical means.  Bone graft material can be placed and matured for a few months before placing the implant.

In regards the Coronavirus (Covid-19):
 
At Asheville Periodontics, the health of our community is our top priority.  For the greater good of the community and the safety of our patients and staff, we will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, March 19.  Stay tuned here, and on our website for more updates as the situation progresses.
To lessen the load on hospital emergency rooms, we will be available should you have a serious dental emergency.  You can reach Dr. Goggin via phone or text at 828-423-0146 or Rachel our office manager 828-571-0116.  We do request that if you have cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in an active COVID-19 area in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has, please let us know before being seen.
For those of you with appointments in the coming weeks, we will reach out to you to reschedule your appointment.  Thank you for your understanding.