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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2017, 5(3), 56-68
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Alveolar Bone Preservation. Biological Basis and Techniques

Alaa Abdelhamid1,

1Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Research Unit (TEBRU), Qassim College of Dentistry, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: August 08, 2017

Cite this paper:
Alaa Abdelhamid. Alveolar Bone Preservation. Biological Basis and Techniques. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2017; 5(3):56-68. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-5-3-3


Tooth extraction or tooth loss can often result in both alveolar ridge resorption and soft tissue collapse. Preservation of bone volume and soft tissue height at the time of tooth extraction is an important procedure that can facilitate various treatment approaches specially implant placement and ensure that proper restorative goals are met. Proper management of extraction sites at the time of tooth extraction can reduce or eliminate the future need for advanced ridge augmentation procedures prior to implant placement. In addition, poor extraction site management may lead to esthetic and functional prosthetic complications.

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