Ridge Preservation in Belton, TX

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What Is Ridge Preservation?

Ridge preservation is a form of bone grafting that works to preserve a patient's bone tissue and jaw following a tooth extraction. This procedure stabilizes your jawbone prior to having a dental implant placed. Immediately following a tooth extraction at our Belton, TX facility, we can perform a ridge preservation procedure using a specialized bone grafting material to fill the empty sockets created by tooth roots. This material can then stimulate the regeneration of bone tissue in the area and help prevent the walls of the socket from giving way. To learn more about advanced ridge preservation procedures, contact ACE Dental of Belton to schedule your initial consultation with one of our skilled dental professionals.

Best Candidates for Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation could benefit anyone who needs to have a permanent tooth extracted, as well as those looking to replace an extracted tooth with a dental implant. This treatment can reduce ridge atrophy that develops following a tooth extraction and can eliminate the need for further surgical grafts. Prior to creating your tooth extraction procedure plan, our team of dentists at ACE Dental of Belton will talk with you about ridge preservation and tooth replacement with dental implants. We can then determine whether you're an ideal candidate to pair this procedure with an extraction.  

What Is the Treatment Process?

Ridge preservation procedures take place in our office under local anesthetic. During your consultation, our dental team can discuss pairing a sedation dentistry method with your treatment if desired. After we gently extract your tooth, we'll start the ridge preservation process by filling the empty sockets with bone grafting material, as well as tissue regeneration factors and collagen to stimulate bone regrowth and facilitate faster healing. Lastly, we'll suture the sockets closed and provide aftercare instructions.

Recovery Following Ridge Preservation

After your extraction and ridge preservation, you may notice some slight swelling or discomfort. Over-the-counter or prescription pain medications can minimize these side effects. Typically, we recommend that you stick to a diet of soft foods as you recover and that you avoid drinking through straws, smoking, and spitting for the first couple of days. If we need to remove sutures, we'll have you return to ACE Dental of Belton 7 – 10 days after your procedure. Maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine at home every day is essential both during and after the recovery period. Our dental team will monitor the ridge preservation area and work with you to decide when it's time to move forward with tooth replacement by placing a dental implant.

Insurance Coverage for Your Care

Some dental insurance policies may partially cover ridge preservation procedures. Prior to your procedure, our financial team will contact your dental insurance provider in order to determine your exact benefits and calculate your personal expenses. In order to make your procedure as affordable as possible, ACE Dental of Belton accepts several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing options.

Get Ready for Implants With Ridge Preservation

Following a tooth extraction, preparing your mouth for a future dental implant tends to offer a better chance at long-term success. At ACE Dental of Belton, a ridge preservation procedure fills empty tooth sockets with healthy bone tissue to provide the structure and stability needed for a dental implant. Contact our dental team in Belton, TX to learn more and to schedule a consultation at our modern facility.

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