Careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction prevents unsightly bone loss and provides a better cosmetic outcome for tooth replacement. We always place a bone graft when we extract a tooth to preserve your ridge. The bone will erode away if a bone graft is not placed. Placing a bone graft will also keep the esthetics so your restorations will maintain a natural look. Again, Dr. Habekost may use PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) mixed with your bone graft material to enhance the grafting results.