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Bone Grafting Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
About 1 year ago I had a tooth removed because it had cracked and was causing bone loss around the tooth.

The Periodontist performed the treatment and did a bone graft so I could get an implant.

I let the graft take for 1 year and now my dentist said he is unable to place an implant because the graft area is too soft. He said he can't do anything more.

Is this possible to not be able to get the bone graft to take? ...Visitor from TX

It is possible for a bone graft to fail.

I believe that the optimum time to put an implant in grafted bone is 4 months, so waiting a year may be a problem.

I would suggest that you seek a second opinion on this. If an implant is not a possibility, you may be able to have a bridge here.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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