Careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction prevents unsightly bone loss and provides a better cosmetic outcome for tooth replacement.
Whenever a tooth is to be extracted or in sites which may later receive dental implants it is advisable to consider socket/ridge preservation bone grafting. This will slow the process of gum and bone collapse. While there are several reasons a tooth needs to be extracted. It is important to consider the long term issues that affect the bone long after the tooth is removed. Preserving the bone for esthetics having continued function, strength and support of the jaws. Preserving bone prior to an implant.