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Old 10-20-2011, 01:30 AM   #1
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What are the chances I need a bone graft for implant?

I had a molar extracted in December. In April, they told me I had a good solid bone for implantation. Due to external circumstances, I wasn't able to get the implant then. I am looking to get it in December or January now.

What are the chances that I will have lost significant amount of bone and will need a bone graft?

I will see a dentist about this, but just wanted to get some thoughts from others based on experience.

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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Re: What are the chances I need a bone graft for implant?

Hi,
If you had good bone before, an additional 6 months time shouldn't have changed it all that much. Your oral surgeon may want to use some "bone in a bottle", though. It's reconstituted bone and placed via a syringe during the implant process, at least mine was. They sort of squirted it in around the implant. I didn't even know it.

Hope this helps.
Good luck and my best to you,
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Re: What are the chances I need a bone graft for implant?

Thanks Gellia! I'm going to try to get another consultation ASAP, and set a plan with my Dental Office (They have an Oral Surgeon on staff). How much after you lost your tooth did you get your implant? Can you please explain your recovery time after the implant was placed? How long will it be before I forget I had the procedure done and will feel like a normal day again (with the exception of eating)?

 
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Re: What are the chances I need a bone graft for implant?

Hi,
Let's see. The DH had seven molar implants. Three at one time and four shortly after. He had some "bone in a bottle" used cause he had lost a few of the teeth a few years earlier. He had the implants placed and let them integrate for 6 months. He then went and got the crowns. He has had them for 10 years now with no (knock on wood!) problems.

I asked him how long it took before they felt natural after he got the crowns and he replied that it was about three days.

I have implants across the top four front teeth after trying to dance with a plate glass door (ouch!).

We are both very happy with them.

Good Luck! Let us know how you do.

Best to you,
Gellia

 
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