A tooth may require extraction due to root fracture, deep cracks, extensive loss of tooth structure, and/or severe gum disease. In all these cases, it is usually beyond the point of saving with an endodontic procedure.
The next best option following an extraction is to fill the socket using natural or artificial bone material via a bone grafting procedure, in order to prepare the area for a future dental implant surgery.
Adequate bone mass is required for dental implants to merge with during osseointegration. Bone grafting creates a stable foundation for the placement of the dental implant, ensuring a stable long-term restoration for the patient.
To learn more about our dental extractions and bone grafting procedures, contact our team at Elgin Mills Endodontic Specialists today.