Aumento de la cresta

What is a Ridge Augmentation?

Un aumento de cresta es un procedimiento dental común realizado con frecuencia después de la extracción de un diente. Este procedimiento ayuda a recrear el contorno natural de las encías y la mandíbula que puede haber sido perdida debido a la pérdida de masa ósea de una extracción de diente, 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. Usually this empty socket will heal on its own, filling with bone and tissue. Sometimes when a tooth is removed the bone surrounding the socket breaks and is unable to heal on its own. The previous height and width of the socket will continue to deteriorate.

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

How is the procedure Accomplished?

A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone graft material in the tooth socket. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Siguiente, the gum tissue is placed over the socket and secured with sutures. Dr. Shimane may choose to use a space-maintaining product over the top of the graft to facilitate new bone growth. Once the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement.

A ridge augmentation procedure is typically performed in Dr. Shimane’s office under local anesthesia. Some patients may also request sedative medication.

For more information about Ridge Augmentation or to programar una consulta con el Dr.. Shimane, Llame a nuestra oficina en Castro Valley, CA en el Número de teléfono de la oficina de Castro Valley 510-885-8720.