Welcome to Ann Kearney Astolfi in Bethlehem, PA, a family periodontal dentistry practice.
Many people who lose a tooth don’t realize that bones begin to recede as soon as a tooth has left the socket. This means that patients are unable to get implants placed if too much time has passed. But we believe no mouth is hopeless! With a ridge augmentation, you’ll be on your way to better looking gums or regaining your natural-looking smile.
There are two different types of ridge augmentation that we offer at Ann Kearney Astolfi in Bethlehem, PA — soft tissue ridge augmentation and hard tissue ridge augmentation. Our expert team can help you determine which option is right for your circumstances.
- Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation: With soft tissue ridge augmentation, we’ll improve the aesthetics and the looks of the gums by carefully making a small incision in the depressed location. We will use new tissue from another part of your mouth to fix the looks of your gums and give you a smile you’re proud to share.
- Hard Tissue Ridge Augmentation: The hard tissue ridge augmentation procedure is done to provide adequate bone structure prior to dental implant placement. Our team will use a bone graft to help you regenerate the lost bone. In as little as six months, you’ll be able to get a new dental implant to restore your beautiful smile.
Both of these simple procedures can drastically change the way you feel about your smile. Contact our team at Ann Kearney Astolfi in Bethlehem, PA to see if you are an ideal candidate for either of these procedures. After your ridge augmentation, you will feel confident knowing you are on track to a beautiful smile!