What is Ridge Preservation?

Dr. Dino Georgas, BSc, DMD, MSD, Cert. Perio, FCDS(BC),discusses ridge preservation.

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Dr. Dino Georgas, BSc, DMD, MSD, Cert. Perio, FCDS(BC),discusses ridge preservation.
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Featuring Dr. Dino Georgas, BSc, DMD, MSD, Cert. Perio, FCDS(BC)

Duration: 59 seconds

Well, ridge preservation would involve maintaining the site where the tooth is removed or lost, so we don't, in fact, lose any gum or bone.

So if a patient has a tooth that's extracted or is traumatized and it has to be removed, we can plan at the same procedure to actually help build up the bone and help the gum heal, so that down the road when we place the implant, we've got an ideal situation that aesthetically will look good.

And, we've ensured that the bone and the gum haven't shrunk away from the site so that the dentist can do a crown that will look natural, and the patient can function on it comfortably.

The best option is to speak to your restorative dentist, and they can determine what options are available to you and from there, they can do the referral to the appropriate sources to decide if an implant or a bridge or a bone graft is necessary. And once you gather the information, you can decide at your own pace what would be the best option for you.

Presenter: Dr. Dino Georgas, Periodontist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Periodontist

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