Dr. Timothy J. Dunn and Dr. April J. Castro, Bethesda MD Dentist  
Ridge Preservation

Sometimes, when a tooth is lost, the gum and bone where the tooth was shrinks and creates an indention in the gum. This happens because the jawbone isn't holding a tooth in place anymore, even though there may be a bridge or partial in place. Dr. Dunn or Dr. Castro can correct this defect with ridge augmentation, making your smile look natural again.

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Before
After Ridge Augmentation