Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation for optimum aesthetics and function:

When we lose a tooth the extracted root creates an opening. The surrounding bone is no longer stimulated by the tooth root, and it immediately begins to collapse and shrink.


If there is too much bone loss, it will be impossible to place a dental implant for cosmetic and functional reasons. Moreover, consequences will be similarly experienced with alternative treatment options.

Therefore we must take preventative measures to preserve the natural ridge contours and maintain the surrounding bone for future tooth replacement.

The Ridge Preservation treatment begins with inserting a specialized bone substitute product into the opening and adequately filling the area. A covering, that is designed to improve healing, is then shaped and applied over the site. To conclude the procedure the area is sutured and the natural healing process begins.

Over time the bone substitute product will be absorbed and replaced with your body’s own bone. Once the site has completely matured the dental implant can be placed.

The primary goal of any ridge preservation technique should be to preserve both the hard and soft tissues, especially the interdental papillae, in such a way as to optimize aesthetics and function.

Biological goals

Whenever there is an aesthetic concern, the blood supply and the natural soft-tissue anatomy at the edentulous site should be preserved. Ultimately, the avoidance of post-extraction bone resorption and the preservation of the natural soft-tissue anatomy at the endentulous site become the key elements to obtaining an optimal aesthetic rehabilitation at the site.