Socket Preservation Procedure

Preserving Your Jaw Bone after Extraction

When Removal of teeth becomes necessary, a socket preservation procedure can be performed to preserve the shape, size and soft tissue of the extractions site.

When socket preservation cannot be completed at the tooth removal appointment, bone defects can occur making implant, bridges and other prosthesis difficult to preserve.

These jaw defects can create major problems in performing restorative dentistry whether your treatment involves dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Jaw deformities from tooth removal can be prevented and repaired by a procedure called socket preservation. Socket preservation can greatly improve your smile’s appearance and increase your chances for successful dental implants.

Several techniques can be used to preserve the bone and minimize bone loss after an extraction. In one common method, the tooth is removed and the socket is filled with bone. It is then covered with gum tissue, collagen membrane, or Platelet Rich Fibrin, which encourages your body’s natural ability to repair the socket. We typically use socket preservation with Platelet Rich Fibrin which uses the body’s own wound healing capability which eliminates shrinkages and collapsed gum and bone.

For more information about Socket Preservation or to schedule a consultation with our Oral Surgeons Dr. Lines and Dr. Hoaglin, call our office in Glendale, AZ at Arizona Center For Implant, Facial & Oral Surgery Phone Number 623-931-9197 or