Are allografts better than allopasts for socket grafting?

When you take a tooth out, particularly in the smile area, that bone can shrink back as high as 60%, leaving a large void and therefore a long pontic or poor bone for a subsequent implant. In this video, Dr. Gordon Christensen discusses what you need to know about allografts and alloplasts when you do socket grafting.

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Dr. Gordon Christensen answers questions from readers and offers his answers based on research, dentists' opinions worldwide, and personal observation.

When you take a tooth out, particularly in the smile area, that bone can shrink back as high as 60%, leaving a large void and therefore a long pontic or poor bone for a subsequent implant. In this video, Dr. Christensen discusses what you need to know about allografts and alloplasts when you do socket grafting.

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Previously, Dr. Christensen addressed the question: Are allografts better than xenografts for socket grafting? Watch this video for his answer.

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