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Sisattanak District

Vientiane ,   Laos

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Ridge augmentation or Bone grafting

idge augmentation or Bone grafting is a surgical procedure to improve the shape and size of the alveolar ridge(s) in preparation to receive and retain a dental prosthesis.


If you have lost one or more teeth and would like to receive dental implants, time is of the essence. If you do not receive dental implants shortly after the tooth or teeth are lost, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate and lose its shape. When this happens, ridge augmentation can be used to reshape the jawbone.


There are several different procedures that can be used for ridge augmentation. The surgeon will select a procedure depending on the type, location and number of implants to be used.

  • For example :
     * Mild to moderate bone lost : Bone graft together with implant placement (Allograft)

Duration of treatment until completion of a crown on the implant for

Moderate bone lost

1st step

  • Implant placement together with Allograft

  • Healing time at least 4 months

2nd step

  • Crown on the implant

* Severe bone lost : Block bone graft (Autogenous bone grafting)

Severe bone lost

1st step

  • Block bone grafting

  • Healing time at least 6 months

2nd step

  • Implant placement

  • Healing time at least 2 months

3rd step

  • Crown on the implant

  • Overtime significantly bone lost may occurs, resulting in the thin ridge. It may be impossible to place dental implants.

  • One procedure involves extracting the bone from an area of the jaw refer to us as the ramus

  • A bone substitute product is used to adequately fill the surrounding area

  • After the bone matures

  • After the jawbone bonds with the implants

  • There are several bone grafting techniques that use your body own bone to rebuilt deficient area.

  • The bone is shaped in small blocks and secured to the thin ridge

  • And specialize covering are placed over the site to accelerate and improve healing

  • Implants can be placed

  • The crowns can then be fabricated and installed on the implants