Bone grafting in dentistry is often confused by patients due to lack of education on part of the dental profession. When and why do you need bone grafting procedure is dependent on timing of dental extractions, and whether you need dental implants. If a tooth is hopeless and needs extraction, the success of dental implant depends on bone grafting the extraction socket. This procedure is called “socket graft” and ensures that bone is preserved when the implant is placed. If the patient did not do the socket graft after extraction of the tooth, the bone tends to resorb and will not be adequate in the future to place an implant. However, if the patient desires to have implants on resorbed bone with previous extractions, another procedure of bone grafting can be performed that is called “ridge preservation”. This drastic procedure is done by transplanting bone from another site in the mouth or use cadaver bone.
We recommend doing “socket graft” after extractions to preserve the bone for future implant placement. This procedure is simple and is done under local anesthesia.
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