Aumento de cresta

Qué es un aumento de la cresta?

A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss as a result of a tooth extraction, o por otra razón.

La cresta alveolar de la mandíbula es el hueso que rodea las raíces de los dientes. When a tooth is removed, an empty socket is left in the alveolar ridge bone. Generalmente esta toma vacía sanará por sí sola, relleno de hueso y tejido. Sometimes when a tooth is removed, the bone surrounding the socket breaks, and it unable to heal on its own. El anterior alto y ancho de la toma seguirá deteriorándose.

Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge is not medically necessary, but may be required for dental implant placement, o con fines estéticos. Dental implants require bone to support their structure, and a ridge augmentation can help rebuild this bone to accommodate the implant.

How is the Oral Surgery Accomplished?

A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone graft material in the tooth socket or adjacent to the existing bony ridge. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed, to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Siguiente, el tejido de goma se coloca sobre el zócalo y asegurarse con suturas. Dr.. Urling may choose to use a space-maintaining product over the top of the graft to help restore the height and width of the space created by the tooth and bone loss, and into which new bone should grow. Una vez que ha sanado la toma de, la cresta alveolar puede estar preparada para colocación del implante dental.

A ridge augmentation procedure is typically performed in Dr. Urling’s office under local anesthesia. Some patients may also request sedative medication in addition. Abajo, one can see how bone placed to the left of the implant results in an increase in ridge dimension and thus allows for successful placement of the implant.