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Part 1: Extraction Socket Management

The management of extraction sockets is very important especially when implant placement will be considered in the long-term.

Highlights

  • There are significant vertical, buccal and lingual bone changes after extraction
  • Whenever possible, alveolar ridge preservation is ideal for patients and their restorative treatment
  • Preservation of the alveolar ridge can help optimize restorative treatment as the implant can be placed in the best suitable position and location
  • Various types of grafting material are available and one is not preferred over another
  • Resorbable and non-resorbable membrane are also available. Resorbable membranes are easier to use for both the clinician and the patient.
  • Atraumatic extractions procedures help to preserve alveolar bone.
  • Overall, ridge preservation and idealized implant placement creates more predictability and long-term success with respect to patient outcomes.

 

 

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