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
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