A member asked:

Can a radiograph still show the presence of placed bone grafting material into socket following tooth extraction one year earlier with no implant?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

After a year's time, the grafting material would have been resorbed and replaced by your own, living bone. In many instances the outline of the tooth socket can still be seen. The density of the new bone and the older, surrounding bone would be about the same.

Answered Jan 5, 2019



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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Depends on the material used. Know that an x-ray is a 2 dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional object. The General or Specialist Dentist that will be placing the implant will have to first determine the viability of the implant site. A radiograph is a good first step, but additional testing/imaging may be prudent.

Answered Oct 28, 2019



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