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Socket graft: what does the CBCT indicate?

Last Updated October 04, 2016
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

I did my first extraction and socket graft case in November 2015. Sectioned and extracted 46, debrided and curetted the site, then placed a Bio-Oss collagen block, cut to size in each of the root sockets. A Spongostan (gelatin sponge) plug was placed on top, then sutured- site was not closed. Healing uneventful.
A CBCT was taken last week, and shown here. Being my first graft case, I’m not quite sure what I’m seeing. I can see radio-opaque areas- are these the outline of remnants of the graft? What are your thoughts on the bone volume here and which size fixture to use for the case? Any other comments?

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