Can bone graft be done around my existing implants?
Q. I had implants fitted 11 years ago, following a car accident (left fron teeth). I was 14. The implants are no longer level with my other teeth, and a recent x-ray shows the bone augmentation I had at the time of the implants needs re-doing. When I had the implants fitted I had to wear a denture for a year. Is it likely to be the same this time, or can the bone graft be done around my existing implants? Thanks
A. You may need some sort of temporary replacement, perhaps a bridge on the implants while the bone grafting is settling. I doubt you will need a denture although check with your implantologist first. Regards Andrew
Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
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