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

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April 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Deborah Says :

I need to do major bone crafting on my lower jaw before implants. I was told I have to be without my lower denture for 4/5 months for healing which I find to be very unpractical. Is this the only way?

April 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Will Says :

Sometimes a temporary arrangement can be made with the denture by placing a very soft ‘rubbery’ lining in it. Your dentist should be able to advise you if this is possible during the healing phase

March 16th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Laura Says :

I have had an upper jaw implant to replace a bridge for nearly 4 years. Whenever I am ill it does tend to get inflamed. However the inflammation has remained and Iit looks swollen. I may grind my teeth at night. Do you think I have an infection? The area also hurst when I bite on those implanted teeth. The implants were done on an area of infection. The dentist gave me antibiotics and apparentlycut away the iinfection. Many thanks

March 16th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Mariano Says :

Sounds like you have a problem. Sorry

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