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When a tooth is extracted, an empty socket is left behind in the alveolar ridge bone. This socket will usually heal on its own; however, sometimes the bone surrounding the socket breaks and cannot heal. In these cases, the socket will continue to deteriorate. A ridge augmentation can be performed to rebuild the missing bone and recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that have been lost due to an extraction or any other reason. This procedure is sometimes necessary for the placement of an implant as a successful implant requires bone to support its structure.

A ridge augmentation involves placing bone graft material in the tooth socket. This can be done immediately after the extraction to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Gum tissue will be placed over the socket and secured with sutures. Once the socket has healed, the area can be prepared for dental implant placement.

There are more advanved types of augmentations that are sometimes required and Dr. Dalla is one of the few dentists in Northern California with significant experience in more advanced ridge augmentation techniques.

Advanced Ridge Augmentation Techniques

Vertical ridge augmentation is necessary when you have lost the vertical length and width of the bone where your dental implant is going to be place. At Ora Dentistry in Elk Grove, we can regenerate bone using various methods. Bone regeneration is very complex procedure and Ora Dentistry is one of the very few dental offices in the Northern California who can perform the vertical ridge augmentation procedure. Dr. Dalla is known for his vertical ridge augmentation expertise. Dr. Dalla received extensive training in hard and soft tissue augmentation from world renowned inventor of vertical ridge augmentation, Dr. Istavan Urban from Budapest Hungary. If you Google Dr. Istavan Urban’s name you can see videos of the vertical ridge augmentation procedure.

Horizontal ridge augmentation is used to increase the width of the bone in order to better place dental implants. The latest sausage technique is used in order to increase the width of the bone.

Dr. Dalla at Ora Dentistry is experienced with all aspects of dental implant placement and preparation. For more information, contact us today for an appointment.


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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