Will I need a Bone Graft to place my molar implant?
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Replacement of loose tooth with implant
Ii a bone graft neccesary for Molar implant: A Max Implant is ideal for immediate placement in molar socket.
All sockets are not possible. I always have the implants in my office because they can save the cost of an implant and save a considerable amount of time. They actually are designed to lock in to the walls of the socket for immediate fixation.
I no longer do immediate loading on implants due to increased problems that I have seen.
The edentulous second molar area may have enough bone for implant placement without grafting or may require onlay grafting or sinus lift surgery.
When sufficient bone is present for solid fixation of the implant body an osteotome sinus lift can be the single best procedure in implant dentistry.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health JournalMember, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
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