Preserving Your Jaw Bone After Extraction

When teeth need to be removed due to pain, infection, bone loss, or fractures, it can result in jaw deformities and unsightly defects. The bone socket that holds the tooth can be damaged by disease or infection, leading to jaw deformities after extraction. Moreover, the surrounding bone and gums can quickly shrink and recede, causing a collapse of the lips and cheeks.

To prevent and repair these jaw defects, a procedure called socket preservation can be performed. Socket preservation not only enhances your smile’s appearance but also increases the success rate of dental implants, bridges, and dentures.

Minimize Bone Loss and Enhance Healing with Socket Preservation Techniques

Several techniques are available for socket preservation to minimize bone loss after extraction. In a common method, the tooth is removed, and the socket is filled with bone or bone substitute material. The socket is then covered with gum, artificial membrane, or tissue, stimulating your body’s natural healing process. This promotes socket healing, preventing shrinkage and collapse of the surrounding gum and facial tissues. Additionally, the newly formed bone provides a sturdy foundation for future tooth replacement with an implant. If your dentist recommends tooth removal, it is crucial to inquire about the necessity of socket preservation, especially if you plan to replace front teeth.

Ensure optimal results for restorative dentistry by considering socket preservation. Contact us today to discuss your options and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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