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J.Thomas Russell DDS
1030 Xenia Avenue,Yellow Springs, Ohio
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How to Find the Right Dentist for You
Sometimes there is no alternative to the removal of a broken or infected tooth. After the removal there is a “hole” in the mouth and the tongue just won’t let it alone.
As the healing occurs and your tongue gets used to the new geography of your mouth, the bone that held the roots remolds to smooth over the lost of the tooth.
40% to 50% of the height of the bone disappears over the next 6 months.
This represents a problem when we wish to place an implant and want to reserve as much of the bone as we can to make the implant attach better to the bone and be strong.
The answer is to pack the socket from which the tooth was removed with artificial bone to prevent the hole from getting bigger and bigger as the shrinkage occurs.
This Bone Ridge Preservation is becoming the next step after the removal of the tooth—it prepares the area to receive the implant and remain intact.
When the jaw bones shrink, they don’t support the face. The loss of teeth that is not followed up with ridge preservation can cause a subtle collapse of the facial muscles and an aging appearance that accompanies the yielding to gravity.
Bone Augmentation after tooth removal provides the best environment to rebuild the implant site and stop the aging cycle before it starts.