Ridge Preservation (Socket Preservation) treatment begins with inserting a specialized bone substitute product into the opening and adequately filling the area. A covering, that is designed to improve healing, is then shaped and applied over the site. To conclude the procedure the area is sutured and the natural healing process begins. Over time the bone substitute product will be absorbed and replaced with your body’s own bone. Once the site has completely matured the dental implant can be placed. Ridge preservation treatment maintains your natural bone and gum contours so that your new dental implant will look and feel like a natural tooth.