Jawbone deformities can occur for a number of reasons, such as periodontal disease, trauma, or birth defects. This can cause difficulty in placing dental implants and unattractive indentations. Through ridge augmentation, Dr. Kaufman can fill the defect with bone graft material or a similar synthetic product to improve appearance and allow implants to be placed when necessary. Alternatively, bone grafts thicken the jawbone to allow for implants, elevate the sinus floor, enhance the support of natural teeth, or fill craters or deformities in the bone itself. Dr. Kaufman has extensive experience in both ridge augmentation and bone graft and can help you decide with treatment is best for your needs.