Tooth Socket Grafting

St. Louis Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery – MO

Normally, within months after a tooth extraction, the jawbone associated with the missing tooth atrophies or is resorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants.

Grafting at the same time as extraction

In order to prevent this bone loss and maintain adequate bone volume for implant placement, the socket can be grafted at the same time that the tooth is extracted. This procedure is relatively simple and is performed by placing particulate bone into the socket. After adequate healing, an implant can often be placed without any additional grafting.

Digital illustration of an empty tooth socket

Digital illustration of a tooth socket filled with graft material


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St. Peters MO
First Capitol Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery Phone Number 636-928-7217
Chesterfield MO
St. Louis West Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery Phone Number 314-434-6260
Wentzville MO
Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the Crossing Phone Number 636-887-3100

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