When a tooth is extracted, it leaves an empty socket. The soft tissue and bone in an empty socket will cause the jaw bone to deteriorate since there is no longer a tooth in place to provide stimulation. Significant bone loss in the jaw makes it impossible to place dental implants.
Ridge preservation, however, is a solution to this problem. At Ormond Beach Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Stuart Beauchamp can perform a ridge preservation procedure to preserve the ridge for a future dental implant after a tooth extraction.
Here are several benefits of ridge preservation: