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Can bone grafting particle material be placed into the jawbone where there is a failed dental implant? Or, is a worthless material for this purpose?

Can bone grafting particle material be placed into the jawbone where there is a failed dental implant? Or, is a worthless material for this purpose?

Bone grafting: The cause of the implant failure should be determined. In the hands of a competent Oral Surgeon or Periodontist, Bone Augmentation absolutely works. There are various techniques and materials. Some work better than others. Discuss your options with a specialist and your restorative dentist. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Is it really necessary to have bone graft material placed into a molar tooths socket after extraction. Doesn't the space fill up with natural bone?

Is it really necessary to have bone graft material placed into a molar tooths socket after extraction. Doesn't the space fill up with natural bone?

No, it doesn't fill: Alveolar bone, tooth supporting bone, dissolves away if there is no tooth to support. Sounds as if your a Dentist is trying to preserve ridge integrity in preparation for implant/crown replacement of the tooth to be extracted. It's sound advice...listen to your Dentist. ...Read more

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Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read more

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What type of bone graft needed for front tooth implant after extraction. Which is best type. Is bone graft from cow safe material.

What type of bone graft  needed for front tooth implant after extraction. Which is best type. Is bone graft from cow safe material.

Extremely safe: Allograft, autograft, bone reconstruction, bone repair, calcium sulphate, ceramic, hydroxyapatite and implant, polymer, just to name a few. The animal bone elements results in graft materials which have proven to be extremely safe and predictable. ...Read more

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Can radiesse (dermal fillers) harden in the face?

Can radiesse (dermal fillers) harden in the face?

Radiesse (dermal fillers) Safety: Radiesse (dermal fillers) dermal filler has a great safety profile. Temporary undesired effects such as bleeding and bruising at the site of injection are similar to hyaluronic acid fillers. Redness and swelling immediately after treatment is frequent but short lived. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon/ cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns. ...Read more

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Can Restylane (dermal fillers) be injected into collapsed tip of the nose?

Can Restylane (dermal fillers) be injected into collapsed tip of the nose?

YES: Injecting dermal fillers into the nose is a whole different level of injection not done buy a typical injector. I prefer Radiesse to nose injections since it is thicker and provides more of a base. The techniques are very different than other facial parts and should only be done by someone who has injected noses before and has experience. ...Read more

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Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read more

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

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

Probably not: 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. ...Read more

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Would alloderm gum grafting for recession be performed before or after composite resin to fill in front teeth black triangles at the gumline?

Would alloderm gum grafting for recession be performed before or after composite resin to fill in front teeth black triangles at the gumline?

A rule of thumb: The grafting is always first , because grafting can adhere only to natural tooth structure and root surface. ...Read more

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How come the hip bone traditionally where bone marrow is extracted from?

Access: Good question. 1) bone marrow is present in multiple locations including the "long bones" (arms, legs), sternum, and hips , 2) the psis - posterior superior iliac spine (hip) is relatively flat with a thinner cortex, so is easier to access and is not near vital structures (like the heart and lungs). ...Read more

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How much pain when wisdom teeth extracted and a bone graft and the titanium posts for dental implants put in?

Very different surge: The extraction of wisdom teeth often involve traumatic surgery. This can produce elevated levels of discomfort on the contrary, placement of an implant (call them "root replacements" since a root was removed replaced (the implant). These are very atraumatic and there are no stitches, no pain on placement and the graft I use is artificial and placed at the time of implant placement, no PO pain. ...Read more

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Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Why ?: Why would your dentist place a veneer over a new crown? It there is something wrong with the new crown, the better option is just to remake it. ...Read more

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Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read more

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Molar pulled and no bone grafting material placed since it would not hold. Why didn't the periodontist rebuild the buccal wall that collapsed?

Molar pulled and no bone grafting material placed since it would not hold. Why didn't the periodontist rebuild the buccal wall that collapsed?

Ask the periodontist: It is so difficult to guess what your provider was contemplating during the procedure. Maxillary tooth? Mandibular tooth? Infection present? The periodontist may have felt that it would be better to rebuild the area at a later date. Best bet is to discuss your concerns with them. ...Read more

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Do granules of a dental bone graft move around? Like under your interior jaw bone near the extraction site.

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Do granules of a dental bone graft move around? Like under your interior jaw bone near the extraction site.

Hopefully minimal: One of the reason why the bone graft fail is the instability or movement of the graft. True grafting required graft stabilization with membrane, cages (titanium fixture to protect graft), or screw in the case of block graft. Micromovement of graft will hinder the fibroblast migration and adhesion and interupt vascular genesis. Must achieve good clotting and full closure for graft stabilization. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more