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Socket preservation of implant sites

Gerard Byrne BDSc MSD .


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 Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019