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How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. Peter Karsant
many materials are used to graft bone. These include your bone taken from another area to cadaver bone and synthetic bone that stimulates your bone to grow. In the end you want vital bone (bone that turns over when your skeleton remodels on a yearly basis) vs non vital bone gained from cadaver bone. Talk to our dentist/surgeon to see what is best for your situation. Typically a flap is made and your bone is prepared to accept the graft. The graft is left to heal for three to six months before the final prosthesis.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
In brief: Ask surgeon
There are many techniques available.
Your question should be posed to the surgeon actually doing the procedure. He\she can answer all your questions.

In brief: Ask surgeon
There are many techniques available.
Your question should be posed to the surgeon actually doing the procedure. He\she can answer all your questions.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
In brief: Bridge abutment
If is very tricky to get a good result for grafting bridge abutment.
Some times the bridge should be removed with the contact removed from the abutment. Temporary should be placed. Prior to grafting, the lesion must be scaled and debrided, with proper healing in the soft tissue. Graft should be fully covered with soft tissue. Necessary measure must be carried out to prevent infection.

In brief: Bridge abutment
If is very tricky to get a good result for grafting bridge abutment.
Some times the bridge should be removed with the contact removed from the abutment. Temporary should be placed. Prior to grafting, the lesion must be scaled and debrided, with proper healing in the soft tissue. Graft should be fully covered with soft tissue. Necessary measure must be carried out to prevent infection.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dr. David Stall
Dentistry
In brief: A few ways
Bone can be added to tooth sockets after extractions to help support implant placement.
In addition, bone can be placed against existing bone either in layers or in sections to widen a narrow ridge. Without knowing more about your individual situation, it is hard to discuss this further.

In brief: A few ways
Bone can be added to tooth sockets after extractions to help support implant placement.
In addition, bone can be placed against existing bone either in layers or in sections to widen a narrow ridge. Without knowing more about your individual situation, it is hard to discuss this further.
Dr. David Stall
Dr. David Stall
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