I recently got my implant placement a few months ago. However, I noticed my gums sink in where the implant was placed and you can see the black screw in my gums only if I laugh extremely hard. I brought this to my dentist atrention and now he wants to do a bone graft when I geel it should have been done before the implant was placed. Any advice or suggestions?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 13 - June - 2011, at 18:56 PM

  • Ideally before putting dental implant the case is evaluated properly and at that time it is decided whether bone graft is needed or not. Now if you go for bone grafting then you have to wait for another 3 months to get the crown on top of implant. If you are not convinced then you can take second opinion to find out whether you really need bone graft from an oral surgeon or peridontist or the loading can be done without getting the bone grafting. For more info on dental implants you can read this article... www.identalhub.com/dental-understanding-dental-implant-bone-grafting-682.aspx

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