When a tooth is extracted, the untreated empty socket will collapse and bone resorbtion is inevitable.
This will compromise the possibility to place implant from an aesthetic point of view and also for biomechanical reason.
This is something we want and can prevent.
Therefore we always perform a procedure is called “socket preservation”, which preserves the volume of the bone after an extraction and helps to keep the gum line at the original level. This way, we can be sure of a successful implant integration.
The 3 Stages of Socket Preservation
- Decontamination with the laser to kill unwanted bacteria
- Bio-stimulation of the bone and gum
- 3 Months later the implant can be placed