Bone graft after failed implant? (photos)
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Prosthetic Driven Implants
Good luck and keep us informed.
Managing failed implants
was some collateral damage done to the bone from the failed implant.
The question is whether to graft or not to graft at the time of implant removal.
At minimum I would clean out both sites and place a resorbable membrane
to prevent soft tissue from invading the surgical area. I work with BioOs (cow bone)
it is a wonderful graft material however it has a very slow turnover rate
in comparison to a demineralized or mineralized human bone which has a faster
turn over rate. What this means is that if the surgeon wanted to go back and place
an implant into the site at around month 3 or 4 most likely it would be a bit mushy
with bio oss and can compromise the stability of the implant. I would just stick
to a demineralized or mineralized allograft (human) with a membrane then come
back in 3 months to place the implant again.
In addition to the above, I would still want to investigate why you had
two simultaneous implant failures. That is not very good odds considering
implants have over a 90% success rate. Were these implants placed
at the same time the teeth were removed. These are a few questions
I would ask you along with a comprehensive health history.
Bone grafting after an implant fails
The reason for doing this is to prepare the sites for new implants to be placed in the future.
I hope you found this information to be helpful,
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