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Dental bone grafts are needed when?

Dental bone grafts are needed when?

Preservation: Hi. I'd also weigh in to say that i'd suggest that you should consider a bone graft in the "socket" after any extraction. This preserves the bone level at the site to allow for an implant in the future or even to increase your dentist's ability to have a better cosmetic outcome with what ever you choose to restore the area. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Will invisalign work after gum bone grafts?

Will invisalign work after gum bone grafts?

Yes: Orthodonic therapy regardless of the type can be utilized after bone grafting procedures. Be careful that your appliances don't damage the tissues if the bone graft site is relatively new. ...Read more

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How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

Open ended question: It depends. Are the bone grafts being done to the supporting teeth or are the grafts being done to the gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. This needs to be discussed with the attending dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to perform oral after dental bone grafts?

Is it okay to perform oral after dental bone grafts?

Oral sex?: Depend upon how long ago the bone graft was done and if the incision is well healed, so there is not and open comunication with the oral cavity and the area were you are appliying your mouth to.If you are refering to oral sex remember that the genital areas are highly contaminated with many types of bacteria and yes is there is a recent wound the area can get contaminated. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a bone graft the same as an alveoplasty?

Completely different: procedures. Alveoloplasty is the reshaping of the alveolar ridge bone to make it smooth. bone grafting procedures are done to restore your bone to its previous form. Ask your dentist or an oral surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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What if you need a dental bone grafts but don't get it done?

What if you need a dental bone grafts but don't get it done?

Can't place implants: If you choose not to have a bone grafting procedure performed, you may markedly affect the ability of your surgeon to correctly place a dental implant. This could compromise the overall survival of the implant, the esthetics of the implant, and may even make placing the implant impossible altogether. The bone graft will help ensure the success of your dental implant investment. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Where are the common places on your body to get a donor piece for your bone graft?

Many places: The iliac crest remains the most frequently used site for bone-graft harvest, but the proximal part of the tibia, distal end of the radius, distal aspect of the tibia, and greater trochanter are alternative donor sites that are particularly useful for bone-grafting in the ipsilateral extremity. ...Read more

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I am facing a bone graft to heal my broken humerous. Are there alternatives to the graft?

Nonunion: Nonunions can be very problematic. If you have tried vitamin d and calcium supplements as well as a bone stimulator and your fracture shows little signs of healing, then bone graft may be your option. Studies have suggested that prp or bone marrow aspirate may also be of benefit. ...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


Dr. John Fung
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Transplantation And Donation (Definition)

Transplantation and donation refers to the practice of taking donated tissue or organs from one person, and implanting them in someone else to treat a disease or condition. Examples include kidney transplantations, ...Read more