A 47-year-old male asked:
Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin answered
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Not sure exactly what's being asked, but bone grafting is typically done to induce healing of bone at the site of a bony defect - most commonly, a bony fracture that has not healed. So yes, in that type of situation, the jaw bone would be expected to grow (heal) through the bone graft, to repair the area of bony defect.
Answered on Jun 27, 2013
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