Molar Extraction Technology Helps with Dental Implants
Oral surgery procedures like molar extraction and dental implants can sometimes be a difficult process, but new technology is making these processes better than ever. Having teeth removed and dental implants put in after a long period of time can cause several issues. The more you delay the installation of dental implants, the higher chances there are for creating a scar or the shifting of teeth. When it comes time for dental implants, these complications can result in some serious surgical problems. Huge improvements in the field of oral surgery, some of which help support tissue and bone regeneration, have helped greatly. For example, when it’s time to receive dental implants, the site where the tooth has been extracted becomes more stable through these medical advances.
ADM Helps with Dental Implants
The most common treatment used for regenerating the tooth extraction site is a mixture of acellular dermis matrix (ADM) and other grafting processes. ADM is a substance that helps regenerate bone. How does it work? It uses cadaveric tissue that has all the cellular components removed. Its collagen scaffold structure leads to in-growth fibroblast and endothelial cells.
Although this procedure was originally developed as a therapy for burn patients, reports show positive results when ADM was used as a bone regeneration membrane in socket preservation surgery. ADM can generate a thicker biotype that is necessary for dental implants. In comparison to other non-allograft resorbable barriers, ADM acts as a scaffold, allowing the growth of epithelial cells. After a timespan of ten weeks, the reparative turnover of dermis is finished with histologic examination, demonstrating no macrophage or inflammatory cells.
Materials that are used as barriers at extraction sites can be resorbable or non-resorbable . Resorbable materials used include: porcine collagen and bovine, pericardium, polylactide, and ADM. The use of non-resorbable barrier materials can lead to a high percentage of complications due to dehiscence and infection.
Technology Improves Dental Implants
There are even some reports showing results from the utilization of ADM for guided bone regeneration over tooth extraction sites grafted with mineralized cancellous allograft bone (MCAB). However, there is no solid proof that regeneration using ADM is working perfectly. A new ADM that does not have to be hydrated before use is now available. The objective of the case series is to retrieve data showing the clinical and histologic results of the replacement known as de-cellularized dermis matrix (DDM).
Mineralized cancellous bone allograft (MCAB) when combined with DDM helps in the reconstruction of bone, facilitating a stable position for dental implants. Tissue was examined using both 3D and microscopically imaging. Using DDM, valuable surgery time was saved. DDM can be also stored hydrated, is easy to handle, and can be easily adapted to the extraction-site fault.
A minimum of 12 weeks after the extraction, the study concluded that none of the extracted teeth areas had advanced infections. A bone damage volume was also blocked, allowing for even better stability and placement. These results prove that MCAB and DDM play a vital role in preparing tooth extraction sites that help with the placement of dental implants.
Dental implants are an important oral surgery method, as they help replace missing or damaged teeth. With the development of these technologies, dental implants have seen even better success rates. If you are suffering from lost or damaged teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution for you.
To learn how Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implants can help with your oral surgery needs, contact us at (262) 634-4646 today.
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