Los tipos más comunes de Injerto de Hueso

digital print of a lower jawInjerto de hueso has become so common, la mayoría de los pacientes se han encontrado con el término al menos una vez antes de entrar en nuestra oficina. Pero profundizar en algunos de los otros tipos de injertos óseos le dará una mejor apreciación de este procedimiento increíble.

¿Cuál es Injerto de Hueso?
Bone grafting is the process of using natural or synthetic materials to encourage your body to grow new bone. Your jawbone requires regular stimulation from the activities of teeth to maintain its shape. Cuando se extrae un diente, the jawbone immediately begins to lose mass. In oral surgery, we use bone grafting to build up the jawbone so that we can place a dental implant.

Types of Bone Grafting:
• Socket Preservation: Después de la extracción del diente, the empty socket is filled with bone grafting material to preserve the bone in the site for tooth replacement in the future.
• Sinus Lift: The sinuses lie above the upper jawbone and are filled with air. If the upper jawbone has receded, we lift the sinus membrane and fill the space underneath it with grafting material to bulk up the bone for upper implants.
• Ridge Augmentation: As with socket preservation, ridge augmentation involves the filling the site of an extracted tooth, sin embargo, bone loss has already occurred in this case as the extraction was done months or years before.
• Nerve Repositioning: The nerve that gives feeling to the bottom lip and chin is known as the inferior alveolar nerve. Sometimes this nerve must be relocated in order to place a lower jaw implant. The nerve is moved, and the pockets left behind are filled with bone grafting material to prepare for a dental implant.

If you have been told you need bone grafting and aren’t sure what to expect, please give us a call at Shimane cirugía oral y maxilofacial número de teléfono 510-885-8720.

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