Dental Bone Preservation after tooth extraction – prevents bone loss for patients in Alliston, ON
Tooth extraction, when one or more teeth are removed from the socket, is a common dental procedure. But, the need for dental care doesn’t stop there. When teeth are extracted, the preservation of the jawbone is vital. Without it, facial features will appear sunken and aged as the bone and soft tissue collapse. Alveolar bone preservation, also known as ridge bone preservation by Dr. Oksana Vozna at Dominion Street Dental in Alliston, ON can ensure that the bone structure stays intact for a future restoration such as dental implants.
Alliston, ON dentist explains dental bone preservation
Each tooth is connected to the jawbone via a system of nerves, soft tissue, ligaments, and bone. When a tooth is extracted there is a vacant hole where this network used to reside. The ridge preservation procedure involves placing bone into the empty socket at the tooth extraction site. The procedure prevents future bone loss and allows the jawbone to stay healthy enough to support a dental implant down the road. The sooner the bone preservation procedure is completed, the better chance there is for success with a dental implant restoration later.
How the bone preservation procedure is done
Once the tooth is extracted, bone grafting material is placed into the socket. There are several different types of bone grafts available including:
- Xenograft – Bone graft from another species.
- Autograft– Bone graft from elsewhere in your body.
- Alloplast – Bone graft from synthetic materials.
- Allograft – Bone graft from a human donor (typically a cadaver).
Whenever possible an autograft is used as it simplifies the regeneration process. All three other types are also considered to be safe and effective. During the consultation process, your Alliston, ON dentist will determine which type of bone preservation procedure will work for you.
Dental implants after bone preservation
After the bone preservation procedure has been completed, your dentist can place a dental implant or implants to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement and can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and routine dental care.
Tooth loss can impact your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Dental bone preservation procedures from Dominion Street Dental can ensure the success of your restoration. Call 705-435-4124 today to schedule an appointment.