Site Preservation

Site preservation refers to the placement of a bone graft at the time of tooth extraction.

Typically a sterilized bone graft from a bone bank is used. Without a bone graft, the jaw shrinks after the removal of a tooth. Our doctors make every effort to preserve the supporting bone when removing teeth. Then, bone grafts, collagen membranes, and growth factors are used to build up and/or retain the ideal bone for a future implant. Site preservation reduces the need for other bone augmentation procedures prior to implant placement and helps make implant placement very straightforward. Usually the grafts are allowed to heal for 3-6 months prior to implant placement.


“My dentist sent me to Periodontics of Greenville. He said ‘They’re the best and you need to go there.’”

Bob Inglis


1 Charis Drive
Greenville, SC 29615

310 Mills Avenue, Suite 106
Greenville, SC 29605
Tel: 864.271.4330


Please complete our patient referral form and email it to us or fax to 864.271.0196.


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