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Socket Preservation Therapy

 socket preservation therapy

Socket Preservation Therapy is a particular course of action in which graft material or scaffold is placed in the socket of an extracted tooth at the time of extraction to preserve the alveolar ridge. After extraction, jaw bones have to be preserved to keep sockets in its original shape. Without socket preservation, the bone quickly undergoes resorption. The jaw bone will never be able to retain its original shape once bone is lost and tissue contour has changed.


Socket Preservation procedure is effective in preventing immediate bone resorption after extraction thus keeping the contour and integrity of the socket with successful and natural looking appearance for tooth restorative procedures. All dental prosthesis requires good jaw bone support for it to be successful in the long run.

Types of materials that could be used for Socket Preservation

  • Autograft – Bone harvested from patient’s own body.
  • Xenograft – Bone grafts or collagen from bovine origin.
  • Allograft – Irradiated Block bone graft from cadaver.
  • Alloplast – Synthetic biomaterials such as PLGA, hydroxyapatite, tricalcium phosphate, bioglass – ceramics etc