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Citagenix GOFAR Technique
GOFAR (Grafting Options For Aesthetic Results)
A technique for dental alveolar ridge preservation after the extraction of a tooth. Bone loss can amount to 50% of the original volume after an extraction within 12 months. Using a bone graft material to fill an extraction site decreases the resorption of bone helping dentists to provide better aesthetic results.
Without Ridge Preservation
A non-grafted extraction site loses an average of 50% ridge width within 12 months.1
This may cause an aesthetic challenge, whether placing implants or a bridge.
Grafting Options For Aesthetic Results
«After tooth extraction, the alveolar ridge will commonly decrease in volume and change morphologically. These changes are usually clinically significant and can make placement of a conventional bridge or an implant-supported crown difficult. If bone resorption is significant enough, then placement of an implant may become extremely challenging. Post extraction maintenance of the alveolar ridge minimizes residual ridge resorption and, thus, allows placement of an implant that satisfies esthetic and functional criteria. Recent advances in bone grafting materials and techniques allow the dentist to place implants in sites that were considered compromised in the past.»1
1. Dr. Tassos Irinakis in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, December 2006/January 2007, Vol. 72, No. 10. Dr. Irinakis is associate clinical professor and director of graduate periodontics and implant surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.