Home Ask The Dentist Medicaid Polls Procedure Descriptions FAQ's Consultants Schools Directories Research


 

Dental Health Directory Library

FAQ:  Bone Grafts

Too Much Bone Loss Poll (New)
Guided Tissue Regeneration - GTR
Bone Density
Dental Implants FAQ
Bone Loss FAQ
Implant Procedure Description
Causes of Failure
Denture Partials cause Bone Loss
Implants without Grafting
Advanced Chin - Ramus Block Grafts
No Bone Left?
Subperiosteal Alternative
Computer Guided Implants
Find Implant Dentists
Find Oral Surgery Dentists

Video:
Tunnel Grafts: Regrowing NEW Gum Tissue
Autogenous Bone Harvesting
The Importance of Bone Grafts
Jawbone Graft - The Procedure
Pictures: Graft Results


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

Answer:
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

Return to Bone Grafts FAQ



Return to FAQ Index

You also have the option of using Google search technology to conduct a specific search within our databases to find more specific information. Adjust search terms as needed to refine search results:


Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape


[Home]   [Ask The Dentist]   [FAQ's]   [Polls]   [Consultants]   [Directories]   [Articles]  
Contact the Editor
Technical Treatment Protocol Diagnosis Error Assessment
Free No Cost Dentist Advice
Featured in
Part of the Dental Network
Health Issues in Dentistry
Bone Grafts FAQ
All rights reserved - 1999-2016
Google
Powered by DentMedHost
webmaster@dental--health.com
Dental Pros and Cons


Videos
Free Dentistry
Bad Teeth Gums Gallery