Bone Grafting for Ridge Preservation

Just like anything else in our body, the “skin” in our mouth (ie our gums) heals significantly faster than our bone. Because of this, we encourage our patients to graft every extraction site whether or not they think they will want implants one day. This will prevent our gums from filling the “void” formed from removing the tooth, prevent the loss of supporting bone to adjacent teeth, and provide scaffolding for our body to fill with natural bone.