The healing process of bone after teeth extraction has been studied very well recently.
Once a tooth has been removed or extracted and let the extraction site or socket heal naturally then
There could be a significant bone volume resorption
Nearly two-thirds of bone volume is lost during the first three months
Below are the implications of this volume loss
Might not be enough bone to support an implant
Aesthetically challenging for the front teeth
Both of the above might need complex surgical bone grafting procedures. Socket preservation procedure helps in minimizing bone volume loss. The extraction socket is packed with bone material immediately after extraction and let heal for 3-4 months. This minimizes one volume loss and aesthetic challenges as a result of this.