Chandler, Arizona Oral Surgeon | Dr. Donald J. Gass, Jr., is a specialist in the oral surgery procedure: ridge expansion in Chandler, AZ. Often times, 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 bony ridge of the jaw is literally expanded by mechanical means. Bone graft material can be placed and matured for a couple of months before placing the implant.
These surgeries are performed in our office surgical suite under IV sedation or general anesthesia.