What is it about?
A systematic review was conducted to critically analyze the available evidence on the effect of different modalities of alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) compared to tooth extraction alone in function of a set of relevant clinical and patient-centered outcomes.
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Why is it important?
It is common to lose a significant amount of alveolar ridge volume in the first three to six months after a tooth extraction. Performing a ridge preservation procedure at the time of tooth extraction can preserve much of the natural architecture of the bone after an extraction, minimize the detrimental effects of tooth loss, and reduce the need for additional bone grafting to allow for implant placement.
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This page is a summary of: Effect of alveolar ridge preservation interventions following tooth extraction: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal Of Clinical Periodontology, June 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jcpe.13057.
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