Ridge preservation, aka socket preservation, is a procedure in which the dentist uses bone grafting material to prevent the loss of bone structure and protect the alveolar ridge after tooth extraction. The loss of teeth can be accompanied by a subsequent loss of bone structure, which prevents you from getting dental implants in the future. However, ridge preservation prevents the loss of jawbone structure, leaving your options open.
Ridge preservation isn’t an essential of necessary procedure. However, Sapphire Smiles wants to give you all the information and options, allowing you to make an informed decision. After your tooth extraction, our dentist will discuss the potential benefits or drawbacks of ridge preservation, allowing you to determine if you need it. Please continue reading to learn more about the alveolar ridge preservation surgery in Sapphire Smiles.