Bone Graft

To be successful, dental implants require sufficient bone. Sometimes, because there is insufficent bone, a doctor must use a technique to build up the bone in a specific area in order to ensure the success of implant treatment. This building up of bone, is called a bone graft.
Temporary Front Tooth After Bone Graft: Is a Flipper My Best Option?

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Answered By: Dr. Aaron Carner - Greenwood , SC

Derek asks:

I am looking at getting an implant for my top front tooth
#8. It will need a bone graft which I heard will take 3-6 month...

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Diabetes Controlled But Graft Keeps Failing: What Can I Do Next?

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Answered By: Dr. Theodore M. Grossman - Aventura , FL

David asks:

I am a 68 year old male with well controlled diabetes II.
No problems were found by my endocronologist MD.

However...

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Bone Graft and Smoking: How Does This Effect the Healing Process?

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Answered By: Dr. Aaron Carner - Greenwood , SC

Kathy asks:
Six weeks ago I had a bone graft (from my own bone) for a front lower tooth, that was pulled last year, to prepare for an implant...

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Bone Graft for Dental Implants: How Much Bone is Needed and How Long will it Take For Bone Growth?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Peter asks:
In early September I had a bone graft done in anticipation of a future dental implant. The bone width at the time was 1mm. I am s...

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Cadaver Bone Graft: Should I Be Worried?

Gina asks:
I am scheduled to have 3 dental implants, but need a bone graft prior. Surgeon told me he would be using bone graft harvested from...

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Hip Bone for Dental Bone Graft: How Does This Compare to other Bone Grafts?

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Answered By: Dr. Carlos Boudet - West Palm Beach , FL

Racquel asks:

I am having a bone graft in the front part of my mouth where the bone is almost gone. My surgeon is taking bone from my hip to...

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Bone Density for Implants: How Is This Measured?

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Answered By: Dr. Carlos Boudet - West Palm Beach , FL

Jason asks:

How is the bone density measured for my bone to determine if it's suitable for dental implants? What valuations are used? Is the...

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What is the Maximum Bone Loss that Can Be Saved by a Bone Graft?

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Answered By: Dr. Edward Kusek - Sioux Falls , SD

Michael asks:

I have a front tooth, with bone loss of about 50%. Can I still get a bone graft that may save this tooth or have I already suf...

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Cadaver Bone and Wait vs Synthetic Bone and Immediate Load: What Are the Success Rates?

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Answered By: Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi - Bethesda , MD

Karen asks:

I have to have my upper right, next to last molar extracted after 2 root canals and an apicoectomy. The crown became loose and w...

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Can I Use My Hip Bone for Dental Bone Graft?

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Answered By: Dr. Theodore M. Grossman - Aventura , FL

Earl asks:

I am considering having dental implants in my upper left and right jaw where the 1st molars are missing. I probably will need a b...

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Synthetic Bone Graft Didn't Take: Should I Get Bio-Oss?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Sam asks:

My 2 front top teeth were damaged when I was 13. Last October, at age 50, those teeth were extracted and Bioplant bone graft (synt...

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Failed Bone Graft and Dental Implants: What is Happening?

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Answered By: Dr. Theodore M. Grossman - Aventura , FL

Marisa asks:

I've had a bone graft and 2 failed dental implants, at the same sight, in the last month. What could have caused this? I am thi...

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Bone Graft on Infected Tooth: Should Antibiotics Be Used?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Denis asks:

I am scheduled to have left lower crown/molar removed for implant placement. The tooth had a root canal 2006 and was retreated i...

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Cost Comparison for Different Types of Bone Grafts?

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Answered By: Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi - Bethesda , MD

Steven asks:
I would like to know what the cost difference would be for different types of bone grafts. Is a bone graft which uses bone from ...

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Need a Bone Graft: What Kind of Dentist Do You Recommend?

Linell, from Downing Town, PA asks:

I just had #19 extracted following a weekend long terribly painful abscess. This tooth had root canal tr...

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Tooth with Root Canal: Do I Need a Bone Graft Before the Dental Implant?

Lisa asks:
I had a tooth with a root canal and the root broke. Therefore, the tooth had to be extracted. I intend, when it is healed, to have...

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Normal to Lose Bone Particles After Bone Graft?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Alan asks:

I had #30 & 31 extracted with allografts six weeks ago, was not placed on antibiotics (had just completed a course two days p...

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Bone Graft Failure: What are My Options Now?

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Answered By: Dr. Leonard Smith - San Jose , CA

Sal asks:

I currently wear a full denture on top, but have my own teeth on the bottom.

I had a bone graft performed on my upper jaw, ...

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How Much Bone is Needed for An Implant?

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Answered By: Dr. Carlos Boudet - West Palm Beach , FL

Sherry asks:
How much bone is needed for a dental implant to be placed? And is this bone criteria the same for each part of the mouth? For in...

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Different Types of Bone Grafts: Can You Mix Them?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Julie asks:

I understand there are different types of bone grafting material and I've been consulting with a dentist for a bone graft. I am ...

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