Let’s take a look at the benefits of grafting. I’m sure you already know why it’s important, but your patients may not. This is a simple image that may help them understand why they should graft early on:
Your patients may want to skip the extra procedure, but it may cost them more in the long run. They will need to pay for additional, more lengthy grafting procedures down the road if they want an implant and had bone loss, and their other teeth may shift due to bone loss in the empty socket. Grafting at the time of extraction is the only way to guarantee preservation. Educate your patients so they know the benefits of ridge preservation. Graft surgery is only temporary, but your smile is forever!