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Independence Dental Associates, LLC | Ridge Augmentation in Hackettstown

Independence  Dental  Associates,  L.L.C.

Richard J. Cleave,

General Dentistry, Implants,
 IV Sedation, Oral Surgery,
 Moderate IV Sedation Permit # 034

  Dr. Tiffany P. Chen
New Jersey Speciality Permit #06777

915 County Road 517 # 23 
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-2215

[email protected]

We Are A Comprehensive Full
Service Dental Facility.
Call Us For An Appointment Today.
You Will Be Happy You Did!

Ridge Augmentation


Patients who wear dentures for long periods of time will lose the bone that originally held the teeth.  This bone is called alveolar bone.  This  bone resorbs rapidly after tooth extraction and continues to resorb while wearing dentures.  When the bone dissapears to a great extent, your dentures no longer fit properly and you will have trouble eating or functioning in the way you did when you had teeth. 

Bone substitutes or pieces of your own bone can be placed on your existing bone to build both horizontal and vertical bone height to make a denture feel better or to improve, augment, your own bone for implants.

The longer you wear dentures the more  bone is lost.  People with extensive bone loss become dental cripples.  They can't function at all and have a difficult time in public due to the constant movement of their dentures.  Speaking becomes a problem as well as inability to eat properly.

Please let us evaluate your current condition and we can make suggestions that will insure that you don't become a dental cripple.  The earlier the treatment begins the better the prognosis and the less you have to suffer.

We are here to serve all of your dental needs.  Take advantage of our expertise and knowledge to correct serious dental anomalies.