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Socket preservation of implant sites Critical Summary Prepared by: Gerard Byrne BDSc MSD 

A Critical Summary of:

Effect of socket preservation therapies following tooth extraction in non-molar regions in humans: a systematic review

Ten Heggeler, J. M., Slot, D. E., Van der Weijden, G. A.. Clinical Oral Implants Research. 2011;22(8):779-88

Published Date: 10/1/2012

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at :-
http://jada.ada.org/content/143/10/1139.full

OVERVIEW

  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Socket preservation interventions may aid in reducing bone loss after tooth extraction in implant sites, but they do not prevent bone loss completely.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    Inconclusive evidence showed that socket preservation interventions might help maintain ridge height and width of extraction sites in the esthetic zone.

  • Evidence Quality Rating:

    Limited

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