Dental Implants FAQs

Do I need a bone transplant for my dental treatment?

Q.

I had extensive bridge work on my 4 top front teeth which lasted me well for 15 years but sadly I developed decay in the roots and opted for implants.

After great deliberance and several X.rays my dentist agreed to take on the task of implant making me fully aware that I was border line due to the anatomy of my Upper jaw / nose .

Quite a bit into my surgery dentist and colleague decided not to pursue.As I understand my only option is bone transplant from hip but I find this too invasive.Do you have any other options to suggest?

N Lawrie
05 Nov 2008

A.

Every clinical case is unique and so it is not possible to give you detailed clinical advice without a thorough dental examination to assess your dental condition.

However in general terms, it is sometimes possible to use a bone graft from a site inside the mouth such as the ramus of the mandible or the chin to augment the bone at the site where implants are to be placed.

 


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