Socket Preservation

The use of bone grafting in extraction sockets provides the foundation for implant placement and subsequent ideal esthetic restorations. The amount of bone graft materials available on the market to the clinician are numerous; however, the dentist must understand that they demonstrate different effects on bone development process. It is the responsibility of the dentist to decide on the best bone graft material available to be used for a given clinical situation. The science of bone-grafting techniques and materials continues to evolve, and so the future of implant dentistry remains promising.