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Dental bone grafts are needed when?
21 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Duguid
Dr. David Duguid
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: To fix a defect
Dental bone grafts are performed to reconstruct bone defects due to trauma, disease, or aging.
This is often done to facilitate the placement of dental implants. It can also be done to promote better hygiene and prosthetic results. Keep smiling !

In brief: To fix a defect
Dental bone grafts are performed to reconstruct bone defects due to trauma, disease, or aging.
This is often done to facilitate the placement of dental implants. It can also be done to promote better hygiene and prosthetic results. Keep smiling !
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Brian Dorfman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on situation
Most commonly dental bone grafts are a preparation for an dental implant.
A socket bone graft can be placed at the time of extraction to "preserve" the site for a future impl;ant. If you have already had a tooth removed and the bone has resorbed in the area graft may be necessary to build it back up to have support for an implant. The must be adequate height and width to support an implant.

In brief: Depends on situation
Most commonly dental bone grafts are a preparation for an dental implant.
A socket bone graft can be placed at the time of extraction to "preserve" the site for a future impl;ant. If you have already had a tooth removed and the bone has resorbed in the area graft may be necessary to build it back up to have support for an implant. The must be adequate height and width to support an implant.
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Dr. Brian Dorfman
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
Grafts are needed sometimes when there is serious trauma to the jaws, or if the patient has periodontal disease and the dentist is trying to restore some of the bone level around the teeth.
Another use for grafts is when dental implants are placed and the bone around the implant needs augmentation.

In brief: Surgery
Grafts are needed sometimes when there is serious trauma to the jaws, or if the patient has periodontal disease and the dentist is trying to restore some of the bone level around the teeth.
Another use for grafts is when dental implants are placed and the bone around the implant needs augmentation.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Inadequate bone
Bone grafts are indicated where there is inadequate bone volume to place a dental implant.

In brief: Inadequate bone
Bone grafts are indicated where there is inadequate bone volume to place a dental implant.
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Bone grafts also placed to facilitate tooth movement
Dr. William Dapper
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Inadequate bone
Bone grafts are required when the patients is a candidate for dental implants but lacks adequate bone quantity or volume (adequate length and width of the proposed site).

In brief: Inadequate bone
Bone grafts are required when the patients is a candidate for dental implants but lacks adequate bone quantity or volume (adequate length and width of the proposed site).
Dr. William Dapper
Dr. William Dapper
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Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Need volume
If there is a lack of volume, grafting is needed.
Generally speaking if an implant is planned but not enough bone is present, a graft is done (either before or at the time the implant is placed). Volume can be preserved by grafting at the time of extraction as well.

In brief: Need volume
If there is a lack of volume, grafting is needed.
Generally speaking if an implant is planned but not enough bone is present, a graft is done (either before or at the time the implant is placed). Volume can be preserved by grafting at the time of extraction as well.
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dr. Lance Timmerman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Depends
Bone grafts are usually done to preserve the bone structure or to rebuild the bone structure for dental implants to be solid.

In brief: Depends
Bone grafts are usually done to preserve the bone structure or to rebuild the bone structure for dental implants to be solid.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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In brief: Preserve bone
Bone grafts are needed any time you have a tooth extracted and want to have an implant placed in that spot in the future.
It is recommended for most extractions, as preserving bone allows for better esthetics and support of fixed bridges and partials.

In brief: Preserve bone
Bone grafts are needed any time you have a tooth extracted and want to have an implant placed in that spot in the future.
It is recommended for most extractions, as preserving bone allows for better esthetics and support of fixed bridges and partials.
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
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