Wisdom teeth

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Instituto de Cirugía maxilofacial e implantología

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth,  or third molars are one of the most frequent causes of dental pain. The lack of space or malposition of them can cause that they get included (or 'trapped') within the jaws, causing: caries in contiguous teeth inflammation of the gums maxillary cists Antibiotics and analgesics can soothe the acute pain they can...

What happens if I do not replace a missing tooth?

It is vitally important to replace those missing dental pieces that, for one reason or another, we lose throughout our life, since not doing so can have consequences of varying degrees of severity. When you lose a tooth, the bone surrounding the roots of the said tooth begins a process of resorption, a kind of...

Resorption in alveolar bone grafts

In his last scientific publication "The Fate of Lateral Ridge Augmentation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.", Professor Hernández Alfaro and his research team put the magnifying glass on the different materials and techniques used for the reconstruction of the alveolar bone. In terms of techniques, block grafts seem to maintain the original volume of increase...

What are the advantages of guided surgery?

In the field of implantology, one of the greatest advances is computer-guided surgery, that allows measurements of maximum accuracy and virtual placement of implants before placing them on the patient, resulting in better functional and aesthetic results . The process of guided surgery begins with the combination of images from an intraoral and cranial scanner,...