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.
Collagen Membrane after Bone Grafting for an Implant: What For?

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

Abby asks:

I was consulting with a dentist about a dental implant and he told me that to do the implant I needed to have bone grafting done ...

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Molar Extraction: Do I Need a Bone Graft if I Don't Plan to Get a Dental Implant?

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

Pam asks:

I am having a molar extracted. The very last tooth on the top. I am being told to have a bone graft as well to preserve the ridge....

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Bone Graft After Extraction: An Absolute Necessity?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Charles asks:

Simple question, I think: Do I absolutely need to get a bone graft after an extraction and before getting a dental implant?
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Socket Graft : Is this Necessary After an Extraction for a Dental Implant?

Ken asks:
I have been reading about a socket graft, is that something I should have done after the extraction of my tooth before I get a dent...

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Can I Graft and then Wait a Year or Two After the Extraction for an Implant?

Alvin asks:

If I receive a socket graft after tooth extraction and everything goes well, can I wait a year or two before receiving the denta...

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Bone Graft: Which Type of Dentist Can Do This?

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Answered By: Dr. David E. Azar - New York , NY

Jen asks:
I was told by my dentist that I made need a bone graft before I can get implants. But, I'm wondering can a general dentistry practi...

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Gingival Graft: Autograft vs. Allograft?

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Answered By: Dr. David E. Azar - New York , NY

Tonya asks:

My 12 year old daughter was referred to a periodontist prior to getting braces. A gingival graft was suggested: taking her own t...

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MinerOss: Is This an Effective Bone Grafting Material?

Anon. asks:

I recently had #12 extracted, with little effort. The oral surgeon put in a material, he said was called MinerOss. I noted littl...

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Extraction, Graft and Implant in One Day: Is This Really Possible?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Ron, from Wheaton, IL, asks:

I want to be sure I am being treated fairly and don't know who to turn to or what to believe. Is it true that a...

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Bone Loss From Years Ago: Can Someone Get Implants Now?

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

Marc, from Florida, asks:

My daughter is missing her two lower maxillary central incisors. She will be nineteen soon. About five years ago I...

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Bone Graft: How Long Can I Wait Before Getting Dental Implants?

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Answered By: Dr. Richard Klein - Smithtown , NY

Brenda asks:
I need a lower bone graft in front area, so that dental implants can be placed. Do I need to get dental implants right away afte...

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Bone Loss: Can I Get Dental Implants?

Sharon asks:
I have significant bone loss in the back of my mouth. How much bone is needed to have dental implants and is there an option for...

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Bone Graft: How Long Do I Wait Before Getting Implants?

Cindy asks:

I just had a tooth extracted due to a root fracture and my periodontist used a Puros Bone Allograft on tooth Number #5. It is ...

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Is There A Minimum Bone Thickness Requirement for Implants?

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

Paul asks:
My wife had surgery six months ago to prepare her upper jaw for 3 implants on one side. We were told that there was insufficient b...

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Bone Graft: Can Singing Activity Cause a Failure?

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Answered By: Dr. David Weinstein - New York , NY

Gloria Asks:

I have had bone graft done and an infection occurred. The decision was made to wait the four months before removing the gortex....

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Bone Grafting for Implants: Freeze Dried vs. Cadaver?

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

Sonya asks:

I lost four of my front teeth as a child on a bicycle. At 50, instead of replacing them another bridge, I chose dental implants....

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Can the Dentist to the Bone Graft and Place the Implant at the Same Time?

Svittlana asks:
The Doctor said that he is going to place an implant and do the bone block graft procedure at the same time. Is it possible t...

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Allografts vs. Autografts: What is the Difference in Types of Bone Grafts?

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Answered By: Dr. Alan Farber - Medford , NY

Susan asks:
What is the difference between the different bone grafts for my dental implant procedure? I have read about allografts and autogr...

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Is it Better to Do a Bone Graft at Time of Tooth Extraction or Wait?

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Answered By: Dr. Alan Farber - Medford , NY

Gina asks:
Is it better to get a bone graft at the time of extraction or should I wait for a few months after? I've heard mixed opinions on t...

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Maryland Bridge or Implant When Need Bone Transplant?

Janine Asks:

My daughter's adult tooth, second over in the front, never developed. We have taken her to a specialist and he said we had two ...

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