Management of the extraction socket and alveolar ridge preservation

William Anderson, Andrew Pye

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An understanding of the changes which occur to the alveolar ridge following an extraction are important in the era of dental implants, and these changes can have a huge impact on the simplicity and invasiveness of dental implant treatment. It has been demonstrated that certain techniques and materials, utilized at the time of extraction, can modify the changes in the alveolar ridge, allowing idealized implant placement with minimal surgical interventions. Techniques for and evidence supporting alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalDental Update
Issue number2
Early online date25 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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