If your dentist told you it is time to get an implant, you might wonder what it really means.
Once a tooth is damaged beyond repair, it should be extracted to prevent inflammations and other complications.
The new artificial tooth, the implant, will replace it in due time.
The implant, like any screw, needs a matrix to be screwed into.
However, after extracting the tooth there is a small hole in your bone (socket) that the tooth's root occupied before.
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The most common solution today is placing human or animal cadaver's bone (a bone that was taken from a donor, cleaned and grounded into granules), other options are using different synthetic bone substitutes.
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