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