Careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction prevents disfiguring bone loss and leads to a better cosmetic outcome of tooth replacement. Whenever a tooth within the esthetic zone (within the gummy area in the viewable smile line) is to be extracted or in sites which may later receive dental implants it is advisable to consider socket/ridge preservation bone grafting. This will slow the process of gum and bone collapse. This atrophy occurs after the extraction of teeth and grafting allows for less shrinkage and a more esthetic tooth replacement (either implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth).


DunHuang Periodontics & Dental Implants

​9889 Bellaire Blvd.  #322
Houston, TX 77036
Tel: (713)995-0086 Fax: (713)589-8774
Monday - Tuesday 8:30AM - 5:00PM 
Wednesday Closed
Thursday - Saturday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Sunday Closed

Delight Dental

​3524 Hwy. 6 South
Sugar Land, TX 77478 Tel: (281)565-0255 Fax: (713)589-8774

Monday 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Thursday Closed
Friday - Saturday 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Sunday Closed