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Bone graft

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Patient
Posted by: tooth101  (9 years ago)
Dear Doctor,

I have a missing lateral incisor for many years already. I went to the dentist to get an implant
place in. He said, there was not enough bone for the implant and I would need a bone graft done.
I am quite terrified of the idea of getting the bone graft. Does anyone have any advice or tips
about this?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks very much.
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Dentist
Hello tooth101!

Worrying about it definitely won’t help; you should know that globally, bone augmentation procedures are very common, and nowadays is seen as a routine operation.

Of course it is possible that something happens, however, even taking a simple aspirin can also lead to complications.

You’re on the right track; watch the videos on here about bone augmentation and bone reconstruction, inform yourself accordingly and if you have any further questions, just ask your dentist!

All the best!
LG M.C. Hurtarde
Posted 9 years ago
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Patient
Posted by: tooth101  (9 years ago)
Thanks for the video. It's informative, I've known a lot.
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Posted by: haveimplant  (9 years ago)
Hi tooth101,

They will put a bone on the area where the implant is needed. Wait for 4 months to grow the adequate amount of bone needed for the implant. After the implant is placed, wait for 4 to 6 months more for it to attach with the bone.
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