Can Dentists Rebuild Bone?
It is very important today to maintain “bone volume” following removal of a tooth. This helps to ensure that future implants can be placed in the best possible position. Today, most dentists are in agreement that when considering an implant after the removal of a tooth, a bone graft should be placed into the extraction site to prevent the very problem you are now encountering. Sufficient bone volume for implant placement (the part that replaces the tooth root) is vitally important to proper crown placement (the part that attaches to the implant and that you see in the mouth), resulting in the most natural looking and properly functioning tooth.