Bonegraft and Membrane
After a tooth extraction, the alveolar ridges losses their width and length dimensions, reducing the probabilities of an optimal rehabilitation for the toothless area.
If you try to restore the area with a dental bridge, the missing dental piece will look lengthy, in comparison to the other ones, because the ridge lost its height.
If an implant is going to be placed, the bone’s excess will be a huge obstacle, as it will never be enough to insert an artificial root.
The procedure requires the extraction of the dental piece, a deep cleaning of the cavity and the removal of the periodontal ligament. Then the bone graft is placed, being covered with an absorbable membrane that is tied to the gum with some stitches.
In our clinic, the solution that we suggest for this problem is bone grafting, that will preserve room in the cavity after the extraction. It’s the ideal procedure to have a harmonious result on the bridge, or, in some other cases, on a dental implant.