Alveoplasty

Alveoplasty in Austin Texas

Alveoplasty

Alveoplasty is a surgical procedure performed by an oral surgeon to modify the shape and contour of the bone that surrounds a tooth. This bone is called the alveolar ridge and it supports the teeth in the mouth.

The main goals of alveoplasty are to smooth out irregularities in the bone surface to promote healing and reduce the risk of infection, remove excess bone to improve the fit of a denture or partial denture, and reshape the bone to create a better foundation for a dental implant.

When you are under our care, our oral surgeon will carefully shape the bone to achieve the desired result, taking care not to damage any adjacent teeth, nerves, or blood vessels.

When should I see my Oral Surgeon?

If you are considering a dental implant or denture, your oral surgeon may determine that your alveolar ridge needs to be reshaped to achieve optimal results.

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