Whether you are planning to replace the extracted tooth with a removable partial denture, a fixed partial denture or an implant, we now know that it is important to preserve bone after extractions. Therefore, this procedure is recommended almost after every extraction.
Following an extraction, your Dentist will gently, but thorougly clean the socket, place the bone graft material, cover it with a protective membrane and suture to hold everything in place.
It doesn't always need to be directly related to a tooth extraction. It can also be performed for the purpose of increasing the size of your existing ridge to make a denture or partial denture fit better or to create sufficient space for an Implant.