Socket preservation is a bone preservation procedure
It is often used for the aesthetically sensitive area of anterior teeth. However, this procedure also delivers excellent results in the posterior region. It is performed immediately after tooth removal to prevent gum ingrowth and to take all measures to preserve bone as early as possible and thus to secure a resilient foundation for one or more implants.
Socket Preservation is the simplest form of bone augmentation. For this purpose, a membrane of collagen or PRP or a mixture of both is inserted into the bony tooth cavity directly after the tooth removal and fixed with a suture. Now the oral mucosa can grow over the defect and the bone can regenerate underneath. In the case of extensive defects, it may be necessary to insert chips from the patient’s own bone into the bony wound.
An MKG surgeon, who can also perform socket preservation in order to place one or more implants at a later date, is therefore preferable to remove a diseased tooth.
If you have any questions about bone augmentation and sock preservation or would like a non-binding consultation, please feel free to make an appointment in our practice at Stuttgarter Platz 1.