Socket Preservation

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

  1. Might not be enough bone to support an implant

  2. 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.

Socket Preservation Videos by Geistlich

Socket Preservation Videos by Geistlich