Ridge preservation, also known as socket preservation, is a procedure used when teeth are extracted.
At this time, a bone substitute is used to fill the sockets.
A collagene membrane may be used to further stimulate bone regeneration as well as preventing soft tissue ingrowth. This collagene membrane will resorb with time.
The bone substitute is used to encourage bone fill. This technique permits us to preserve more of the ridge, which will help to create the optimal situation for implant placement.
In some situations, it may be recommended to place the dental implants at the same time as the tooth extraction to maximize the preservation of soft tissue (gums).