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Socket Grafting in Detroit

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The alveolar bone is a special type of bone surrounding your teeth that supports your teeth. Once a tooth is extracted, it begins to shrink. Socket grafting preserves your bone for future implant placement.

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The Procedure of Socket Preservation

Immediately after your tooth is extracted, the socket will be packed with a bone-like material and covered with a small absorbable plug or membrane.

At our office in Detroit socket grafting is used as a bone grafting procedure in which the socket in your jawbone can be filled with bone immediately after extraction for immediate implant placement or a future dental implant. With immediate implants, a small gap in the bone surrounding the implant site may be filled. The grafting material supports the tissue surrounding the socket. In time, it will be replaced by your own new natural bone and provide excellent support if you choose dental implant-supported replacement teeth in the future.

Impact of bone loss

Loss of bone occurs in two dimensions:

  • Horizontal width: caused by the collapse of the thin bone surrounding the socket, the remaining ridge becomes narrower and could prevent future implant placement
  • Vertical height in the upper back jaw: if there is an inadequate height of bone, we may be able to add bone when completing a sinus lift procedure prior to or at the time of implant placement. This shrinkage of the height of bone after extraction can be faster in areas with a partial or complete denture.

Socket grafting can provide long-lasting support for preserving your jawbone and provide a normal function.

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Can my bone be preserved?

There are two important phases in retaining your alveolar ridge during and after the tooth extraction.

First, our Detroit oral surgeon will use the most careful techniques to extract your tooth and preserve as much of your bone as possible. If the socket walls are too thin after extraction, we perform socket preservation and the addition of bone replacement material to the extraction socket and slow down the shrinkage process. It gives you the best chance to have adequate bone for a future dental implant in the area.

Why is it important to preserve my bones?

Preserving as much of your bone as possible can be crucial when dealing with dental implants, fixed bridges, or dentures. Dental Implants are root-shaped supports that hold your replacement teeth. The more bone support you have, the stronger the implant replacements will be. Your bone can degenerate to the point where you need a complex bone graft procedure to rebuild the necessary support. Preventing bone loss is much easier than rebuilding lost bone.

Fixed Bridge is a restoration that is supported by the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth space. Called a pontic, the replacement tooth fills the space. When the bone is deficient, there can be an unsightly gap under the pontic that traps food and can affect your speech. Adding a bone graft of soft tissue to the areas cleans and improves its appearance. Removable partial or complete dentures are more stable with supporting bone and can perform better.

Detroit Socket Grafting Patient

If one of your teeth needs to be extracted, we will review with you all of the different options for the replacement of bone support and bone contour for the best function and esthetics. We strive to provide you with the best socket grafting Detroit has to offer, so contact us today for your procedure.

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18501 E 8 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021