Socket Preservation in Chandler, AZ
Preserving Your Jaw Bone After ExtractionRemoval of teeth is sometimes necessary because of pain, infection, bone loss, or fracture of a tooth. The bone that holds the tooth in place can be damaged by disease and/or infection, resulting in defects in the jaw after the tooth is extracted.
These defects can create major problems in performing restorative dentistry, whether your treatment involves dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Socket preservation grafting can prevent and repair these defects caused by tooth removal. By performing socket preservation grafting, Dr. Scholes can greatly improve the appearance of your smile and increase the chances for successful dental implant placement.
Socket Preservation ProcedureThe most common method for performing a socket preservation bone graft is to remove the tooth and fill the remaining socket with bone or a bone substitute. The bone graft is them covered with an artificial membrane or tissue to stimulate your body's natural ability to repair the socket. With this method, shrinkage and collapse of the surrounding gum and facial tissues is avoided. The newly formed bone in the socket also provides a foundation for a dental implant to replace the missing tooth.