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Following tooth extraction

Following a tooth extraction, bone and soft tissue tend to shrink if no corrective measures or treatments are undertaken. This can leave insufficient bone volume for subsequent implant placement, or may cause a gap between the teeth and the gum underneath a dental bridge. 

Filling the extraction socket with a bone substitute immediately after tooth extraction preserves bone volume, and creates the possibility for a wider range of treatment options in future. If a dental implant is placed soon after tooth extraction, bone substitutes placed around the implant also play a major role in maintaining necessary bone volume leading to implant stability.

Step-by-step events after tooth extraction


1. The bone surrounding the tooth shrinks after a tooth extraction.


2. This may lead to esthetic impairment and complicated follow-up treatments.


3. This can be partially avoided by a bone-preserving treatment following tooth extraction. A bone substitute biomaterial is placed into the fresh extraction socket and covered with a membrane.


4. Bone height and width can be maintained with this treatment.

 

CAUTION: Federal law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a dentist or physician.