Ridge expansion is performed when the jaw is not wide enough or high enough to support implants. The bony ridge of the jaw is increased by splitting the bone with surgical instruments. Bone graft material is inserted and allowed to heal before placing the implant. In some cases, the implant is placed when the ridge is split.
The surgery is typically performed in the office surgical suite under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Huntley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Doctors Conlon, Bruksch, Ozment, Richard, Fay and Schmidt
11650 S. Route 47
Huntley, IL 60142
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – noon
Hours may vary occasionally due to hospital surgery and emergencies.