Jawbone always shrinks when teeth are removed. Dr. Roberts is a certified periodontist with over 20 years experience in careful extraction techniques aimed at preserving gum and jaw bone. He can minimize jaw shrinkage (ridge atrophy) by immediately bone grafting the extraction site.
When bone destruction is severe from trauma or infection additional bone grafting (ridge augmentation or sinus augmentation) may be necessary. Dr. Roberts is trained in a variety of techniques to rebuild missing gum and jawbone.