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Gen Dent. 2012 Nov-Dec;60(6):e398-403.

Esthetic consideration for alveolar socket preservation prior to implant placement: description of a technique and 80-case series report.

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Department of Oral Health Practice, Division of Restorative Dentistry, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, KY, USA.

Abstract

An esthetic restoration supported by dental implant rehabilitation is a major challenge to restorative dentists. The ultimate goal of a dental implant is to restore missing or extracted teeth by placing implants in anatomically, esthetically, and long-term functional restorations. Alveolar ridge preservation and site enhancement following tooth extraction has a major impact on the hard and soft tissue volume. Extraction socket preservation is technique sensitive, not 100% successful, and at times unpredictable. Current techniques may delay surgical implant placement for a few months, and the quality of new bone regeneration is questionable. The aim of this report was to describe a minimally traumatic extraction socket preservation technique using different types of bone graft as a preserver prior to implant placement applied for 80 consecutive cases.

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