Grafting Severely Damaged Sockets

The socket of a tooth is often not fully surrounded by bone and every damaged socket presents with a unique set of challenges. Different types of damage require different decisions to be made to regenerate the lost bone and support an implant for a lifetime.

Socket grafting is becoming one of the most complex bone grafting procedures dentists perform and the more knowledge we acquire, the higher the success rates for our implants. The following case presented several challenges that required on-the-spot decisions to achieve long term success of the bone graft and implant.