Occasionally, a potential implant patient will have problems with the jaw bone that need to be repaired before the implant can be placed. In such a situation, an alveoloplasty is performed on the jawbone. This dental implant procedure is used to smooth rough bone or reshape the bone so the implant will be successful. Not all patients require this procedure.

When a tooth is extracted, sometimes the bone around the extraction site needs to be smoothed or re-contoured so the implant will fit correctly. Smoothing out the alveolar ridge or bone that surrounds the tooth can make the dental prosthetic fit better and feel more comfortable. In some cases it also makes the prosthetic look better and more natural.

Jawbone Reshaping for Dental Implants

When a tooth is extracted, sometimes the bone which surrounded the tooth is not as smooth as it could be. In some instances, the bone may be broken or damaged due to bone loss from tooth extraction or some other reason.

Dental implants require a certain amount of bone in order to fuse successfully. When bone around the alveolar ridge has been lost, it may need to be built up again in order to place an implant. If this is the case, an alveoloplasty may be required.

Bone graft material is placed in the socket where the tooth was and the gum is sutured shut. Sometimes new bone growth is stimulated by placement of a space-maintaining material over the top of the bone graft. After the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge is reshaped and prepared for placement of the dental implant.

For more information about dental implants and implant surgical procedures, contact Ora Dental implant Studio today. We are happy to answer all your dental implant questions.

Our Patient Reviews

Ora Dental Implant Studio

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Umakant D.

I will highly recommend Dr. Dalla. I found him to be very pleasant and highly professional. I had implants done and he did it so well that I had no discomfort. He is an excellent dentist specialist.

Lisa O.

I went to Ora last month for a denture implant consultation, soon as I walked through the door I was greeted by the ladies in the front. My consultation went great Dr. Dalla was great, he listened to my concerns and explained what would be the best procedure for my situation. Also worked with my financial situation. I had all my teeth extracted and my dentures placed. Tia was so wonderful she did her best to calm me down and reassure me there was nothing to be nervous about. Before he started I expressed how nervous and scared I was he assured me I was in great hands and I was. The staff there is the best. I have a little discomfort but when I looked in the mirror for the first time a hour ago I was very very happy with my outcome. I still have to go back for the implants then I'll be finished. I want to thank the whole staff at Ora for giving me my confidence back in my smile.

Gary B.

The whole experience went great. From the front office staff to the back office staff. The implants look and feel great. Thanks for everything... I will see you in the new year....

Darnell H.

Nice everyone and everything there is very nice they explain things in a way you can perfectly understand. I will be looking forward to having the things I need fixed

Dennis H.

First visit went very well, the Doctor listened to what I needed/wanted done, and gave me a schedule to complete the work.

Mashoq A.

Everything about this office is amazing from the staffs to the dentist and the dentist take his time to take care of his patients