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Bone Grafts Ask The Prosthodontist Chris McFarland Question:
Over 10 years ago I had a bone graft done to rebuild the bone in my left mandible that was a success and I was able to grow my own replacement bone.

I was told that in the future, if I chose, I could have implants and I want to know would you recommend this type of of implant to someone who like me who wants to have implants done.

Also, is there any follow up treatment that needs to be performed and how soon afterwards? ...Visitor from GA

What you had done was absolutely the correct thing to do.

We will often place a graft when a tooth is extracted (socket graft) to assist in bone formation so that we do have options in the future.

The only complication is that, over time, the site can decrease in volume and a smaller implant would have to be used. An extreme case might even need to be re-grafted but that would be rare.

There really is no follow up on your part to maintain the area. You just need to have an examination that would include an x-ray to evaluate what is currently present and how it could be utilized for the procedure you desire.

Christopher McFarland, DMD
Atlanta Prosthodontist - Periodontist
2530 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur - Duluth - Atlanta, GA
(770) 492-0256

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