Preserve Your Jawbone Following Tooth Extraction


When tooth extraction becomes necessary, it’s a good idea to undergo treatment as soon as possible. However, extracting a troublesome tooth isn’t the end-all solution of your smile’s troubles. In addition to the immediate consequence of a missing tooth, the loss can also lead to the degradation of your jawbone structure, starting at the site where the tooth was uprooted. The lack of stimulation can begin to impact your jawbone immediately after extracting a tooth. With dental ridge/socket preservation, we can help slow the process of bone resorption, to preserve your jawbone’s strength and make dental implant placement possible.

The benefits of ridge/socket preservation

The process of preserving your dental ridge and empty tooth socket involves the application of donor bone material and a biocompatible barrier membrane, which protects the bone graft. In many cases, we can place the graft and membrane immediately following your tooth extraction procedure, which helps make restoring your smile easier in several ways, including:

  • Stopping the erosion of your jawbone structure
  • Naturally promoting the growth of new bone structure
  • Reducing your risks of losing more teeth
  • Making it easier to place your dental implant posts
  • Improving the support and long-term success of your implants
  • Lowering the risks of visual effects in your facial structures
  • And more

Schedule a visit to learn about ridge preservation

After tooth extraction, ridge/socket preservation can help keep your jawbone strong, healthy, and able to receive a dental implant to replace the missing tooth. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699. We also proudly serve patients who live in Bayard, Deming, Las Cruces, Lordsburg, and all surrounding communities.