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

Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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 !

In brief: 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 !
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. John Scuba
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dental bone grafts
The comment "you need a graft" is insufficient and is not "informed consent".
The necessity for dental type bone grafting should be explained and demonstrated, and the expected outcome gaged as to success, (particularly when it does not involve a dental implant). Grafts can often be unnecessary or overused for dental implants, adding excess cost and added risks.

In brief: Dental bone grafts
The comment "you need a graft" is insufficient and is not "informed consent".
The necessity for dental type bone grafting should be explained and demonstrated, and the expected outcome gaged as to success, (particularly when it does not involve a dental implant). Grafts can often be unnecessary or overused for dental implants, adding excess cost and added risks.
Dr. John Scuba
Dr. John Scuba
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Dr. William Dapper
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No implants
The prognosis decreases tremendously for dental implants if the bone volume is deficient.
High failure rates can be expected.

In brief: No implants
The prognosis decreases tremendously for dental implants if the bone volume is deficient.
High failure rates can be expected.
Dr. William Dapper
Dr. William Dapper
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: What for?
What are the grafts for? Is it because of bone loss due to periodontal disease? If this is the case, then the patient may lose their teeth if the grafts are not done.
If the grafts are needed for a traumatic injury and they are not done this may affect the area of the injury but the other teeth will not be affected. Please discuss this with the attending dentist.

In brief: What for?
What are the grafts for? Is it because of bone loss due to periodontal disease? If this is the case, then the patient may lose their teeth if the grafts are not done.
If the grafts are needed for a traumatic injury and they are not done this may affect the area of the injury but the other teeth will not be affected. Please discuss this with the attending dentist.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Not good
For the dental implant to be stable, a bone graft sometimes is recommended.
If the bone graft is not done, then the dentist probably will not place the dental implant as it can fail. The dental implant requires a solid foundation to be stable. If you rather not undergo a bone graft consider a partial denture or a bridge.

In brief: Not good
For the dental implant to be stable, a bone graft sometimes is recommended.
If the bone graft is not done, then the dentist probably will not place the dental implant as it can fail. The dental implant requires a solid foundation to be stable. If you rather not undergo a bone graft consider a partial denture or a bridge.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dentistry
In brief: It depends
If you need a bone graft so an implant can be placed and don't get it, you can't have the implant.
If you need the graft to better support a partial or denture, the final appliance may not fit as well. Grafts are also necessary to shore up teeth with periodontal pockets or support overlying tissue to prevent that "caved in denture look".

In brief: It depends
If you need a bone graft so an implant can be placed and don't get it, you can't have the implant.
If you need the graft to better support a partial or denture, the final appliance may not fit as well. Grafts are also necessary to shore up teeth with periodontal pockets or support overlying tissue to prevent that "caved in denture look".
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
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