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Jaw bone is preserved through chewing. When teeth are extracted, this stimulus is removed. The bone “resorbs” into the body and most of this bone loss happens in the first year after an extraction. This continues on, leaving very little bone if you have had missing teeth for a long period of time. Bone grafting or augmentation is required if there is insufficient bone to support the implant.
To prevent this bone loss, we provide you with the option of socket grafting at the time of an extraction. This is particularly useful if you plan on replacing the extracted tooth with an implant in the future.