Split Ridge & Ridge Widening

Ridge widening is a procedure to widen the alveolar ridge in order to place implants. Often the pattern of atrophy in the ridge leads to what is known as a knife-edged ridge. Alternatively, the ridge can have a somewhat hourglass shape. In these cases, widening of the ridge with or without bone grafting can be accomplished. The procedure involves flapping back the gingiva, creating osteotomies in the bone then widening the bone cuts with a series of larger osteotomies. In some special cases, the procedure can be done without flapping back the gingiva. This flapless procedure results in no sutures being needed.

WHY Reynolds oral and facial surgery?

Reynolds Oral and Facial Surgery is one of the best oral and facial surgery teams around. With more than 20 years of experience and extensive training, we know what it takes to make sure your procedure runs smoothly. Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Gresehover have a keen eye for detail and strive to make sure to answer any questions you may have. Our team understands that medical procedures can be very nerve-racking experiences which is why we make sure you are comfortable and have the best experience possible. We also invest heavily in the most advanced surgical technology available ensuring you get the best results possible.