If you lose one or more teeth, it is not uncommon to have an indentation in your gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. This occurs because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. Not only is this depression unnatural looking, it also causes the replacement teeth to look unnatural.
Dr. Packman can resolve this unsightly problem by filling in the indentation with a procedure called "ridge augmentation", recapturing the natural contour of your gums and jaw. A new tooth can then be created that is natural looking, easy to clean and beautiful.
This shrinkage of the gum can often be prevented when a tooth needs to be removed, with a procedure called "ridge preservation". Dr Packman can extract the tooth, and fill in the socket with a synthetic material at the same visit.
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