4 keys on the dental bone graft

Written by: Dr. Alfredo Martínez García
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos

The dental bone graft is usually done for the placement of dental implants in the absence of teeth and in those situations where there is insufficient bone volume.

dental bone graft smile Bone grafts may come from different backgrounds, but basically divided into two: the patient's own or a different. According to the need or surgeon preference will be held either.




What is the implantation of dental bone graft?

The bone graft implantation is performed on the patient's own bone once raised the gum. In the case where the bone graft is in block form to be fixed with screws which are then removed.

It is recommended in cases where there is not enough bone for implants application correctly.


What part of the body the bone graft is removed?

When grafts from the patient are required, traditionally they drew hip, tibia or skull, but currently in most cases tend to extract them from the own patient's mouth. This avoids operate another area and lessen the discomfort that entails.


What are the risks?

Generally usually normal inflammation, discomfort or minor bleeding. In rare cases there is loss of sensation, but in expert hands in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery risk is almost zero.


What kind of life you should take the patient after application?

The first few days will continue the medication that the doctor paute as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. It is recommended to try not to have pressure on operated areas as the use of prosthetics, otherwise a normal life. Inflammation will be lowered after about five days, approximately.


Edited by Roser Berner Ubasos.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alfredo Martínez García
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Alfredo Martínez García is a doctor dentist and specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been Head of the Unit for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic of Barcelona Plato and deputy physician of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital Arnau Vilanova i and the Vall d'Hebron Hospital. Lecturer at conferences nationwide, the doctor is an expert in implantology. At present he is the Medical Director of the Surgical Center Deusto in Bilbao.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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