Ridge augmentation is a surgical procedure that regrows lost bone in the jaw after tooth loss. It allows for dental implants to be placed, to replace a missing tooth or teeth, where it would otherwise not be possible. It can also improve the appearance of the teeth in some cases. This procedure is performed with a bone graft, which becomes your own bone over time. It helps reshape the ridge, allowing for a more natural and aesthetically pleasing look, and most importantly, better function.