Socket preservation is a form of bone grafting that is done at the time your tooth is extracted. There are a number of reasons that we could recommend filling the “socket” with bone when it is extracted.
One of the most common reasons is to regrow the bone that is lost to maintain enough bone volume so that if you want to replace the tooth with an implant at a later date we have built the foundation.
It is one of the most cost effective and predicatble procedures used to preserve and grow bone when a tooth is lost.
Commonly “preserving” the socket after extraction will also protect the adjacent teeth from bone loss.
Ask Dr Baldassarre if you are a candidate for this procedure