Preserve The Ridge To Preserve The Shape: A Case-Report
Introduction: Post-Extraction socket preservation using bone graft substitutes is a conservative technique to maintain the width of the alveolar ridge. Xenografts are often considered as bone fillers in socket preservation procedures due to their osteoconductive matrix framework, that enhances new bone formation.
Objective: The objective of treatment in the current case was to preserve the original contour of the bone by limiting the post extraction resorption using xenogenic bone graft substitutes and collagen membrane, followed by placement of implant and prosthetic rehabilitation.
Case details: A 35-year-old male patient with an unrestorable 16 was treated by extraction followed by socket preservation. After 4 months implant placement was done. Prosthetic rehabilitation was carried out 3 months post- implant placement with a 6 month follow
Conclusion: The current case demonstrates that grafting of an intact socket using a xenogenic bone graft material with collagen membrane results in an effective preservation of the ridge contour and sufficient new bone formation in the grafted site, which is imperative for a successful implant therapy.