Need a Tooth Extracted and Want a Dental Implant Eventually? You MUST Learn about Socket Preservation!


Are you experiencing a toothache and considering an extraction followed by a dental implant at some point? It’s essential to understand the crucial role of socket preservation in ensuring the success and longevity of your smile. Let’s explore why socket preservation matters and how it can benefit you on your journey to a confident smile.

Why Socket Preservation Matters to You

Imagine your jawbone as the sturdy foundation supporting your teeth. When a tooth is extracted, this foundation is changed and often leads to bone loss that creates complications for future dental implants. Socket preservation steps in to safeguard your jawbone’s integrity, ensuring it remains strong and supportive for implant placement.

What Happens During Socket Preservation

  1. Gentle Tooth Extraction: Our team at MV Dental prioritizes your comfort during the extraction process. We ensure a gentle and efficient procedure to remove the compromised tooth, alleviating your pain and discomfort.
  2. Thorough Cleaning: After extraction, you must thoroughly clean the socket to remove any debris, scar tissue or infection.
  3. Bone Grafting: Here comes the crucial step – socket preservation involves filling the empty socket with bone grafting material. This graft acts as a scaffold, encouraging your body to regenerate bone in the extracted area.
  4. Optional Membrane Placement: In some cases, we may place a collagen membrane over the graft to protect it and enhance healing.

Why Choose Freeze-Dried Bone Allograft (FDBA)

Grafting sounds intimidating, but material science has improved over the years and complex surgery to harvest your bone for socket preservation isn’t necessary. Instead, derived from human donor tissue, FDBA is biocompatible and promotes new bone formation, seamlessly integrating with your natural bone tissue.

The Cost: An Investment in Your Smile’s Future

Socket preservation, including the use of FDBA, typically costs around $500. While it may represent an additional expense, consider it an investment in the long-term health and stability of your smile. By preserving your jawbone’s integrity, socket preservation lays the groundwork for successful implant placement, saving you time, discomfort, and potential complications down the road.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Ready to take that tooth out? You MUST consider socket preservation. You’ll find MV Dental is centrally located in Robina on the Gold Coast. Let’s discuss your options, including socket preservation, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.

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