John J. DiGregorio, DDS, PC
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
574 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-745-6555

Ridge Expansion or Buccal Grafting

In severe cases, the ridge has been resorbed and a bone graft is placed to increase ridge height and/or width. This is a technique used to restore the lost bone dimension when the jaw ridge gets too thin to place conventional implants.  In this procedure, the boney ridge of the jaw is literally expanded by mechanical means.  Bone graft and membrane material can be placed and allowed to mature for a few months before placing the implant.