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Dental Implants FAQs
Do I need a bone transplant for my dental treatment?
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
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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