How to help patients reach ultimate outcomes with tooth extractions

March 16, 2015

According to statistics, of the more than 55.5 million tooth extractions a year, the majority of them are being performed by general practitioners (GPs). Statistics also show  few of these extractions receive ridge preservation procedures, despite evidence that an average of 40- to 60-percent loss of the original alveolar ridge height and width can be expected post-extraction without a bone graft.

According to statistics, of the more than 55.5 million tooth extractions a year, the majority of them are being performed by general practitioners (GPs). Statistics also show  few of these extractions receive ridge preservation procedures, despite evidence that an average of 40- to 60-percent loss of the original alveolar ridge height and width can be expected post-extraction without a bone graft.

Whether extracted teeth are to be replaced by fixed or removable dental prostheses, preserving bone with ridge preservation procedures will enable a better, more predicable patient outcome.

By placing bone graft material, we can achieve tremendous results. It doesn’t have to be complex at all. In fact, bone grafting material creates an osteoconductive scaffold that provides space for new bone formation and prevents soft tissue from filling the space during the healing process.

What are the benefits of placing bone substitutes at the time of extraction? We answer this question in our ultimate e-book, courtesy of Sunstar. Download this free e-book today to learn more about this exciting process that helps patients.