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Old 11-15-2018, 02:31 PM   #1
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Bone graft

I want to get the all on four implants done. I have been told my lower jaw is ok and I have plenty of bone. I was told my upper jaw doesn’t have enough bone and I would first need to have a bone graft. I was then told I would obviously have to wait for the bone graft to heal. I forgot to ask how long the healing process would take.

Can anybody tell me how many weeks or months would it take for the bone graft in my upper jaw to heal?

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Old 11-15-2018, 05:56 PM   #2
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Re: Bone graft

My husband just had two implants put in the bottom and he needed bone grafts as well. They did the inscions, placed the bone and made him wait about 3 months before they could begin the posts for the implants..They did bring him back after 6 weeks- so I am unsure if everyone is different or it was just to make sure he was healing okay...but it took about 3.5 months before he had his next appointment. Once the posts were put in - it was another 3 months before they could cap them and try the denture...

All in all it was 11 months from start to finish before he was finished.
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: Bone graft

On November 6, 2018, I had on my lower left jaw bone graft & 3 implants all done in 2 1/2 hours. Yes, both procedures were done the same day. The Periodontist informed me that it would be 4 to 5 months and then I would see my regular dentist for the crowns. Yesterday, I went for a routine checkup and all is going well. Originally, I had thought that you first had the bone graft and waited 4 to 5 months and then the implants for another 4 to 5 months. When the Periodontist informed me that it would be done together, I was quite surprised. It was a long and difficult procedure but worth it if it all turns out well. I should also note that I'm 78 years old and in excellent health so I was a candidate.

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