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    • Simba-ali34
    • By Simba-ali34 25th Jun 17, 12:14 PM
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    Dental implant complications
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    • 25th Jun 17, 12:14 PM
    Dental implant complications 25th Jun 17 at 12:14 PM
    Hello,

    Just a gentle general question that if anyone has any experience with please leave a comment.

    I am due to have an implant placed next month for a tooth that has been missing for 10 years. I had a scan which showed bone was OK. I'm worried that because it's been missing for so long they will hit a nerve and ruin sensation in my face. I asked if this is possible and apparently it will be fine and no bone graft is needed. Does this sound normal?
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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 25th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
    Sounds perfectly reasonable. If the practice has done the scan, they can see all this.

    As no one on here has seen you or any scan of you - then nothing useful can be added by us!
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • Simba-ali34
    • By Simba-ali34 27th Jun 17, 9:45 AM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 9:45 AM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 9:45 AM
    Thank you for the reply,

    I was just paranoid because 10 years is a long time to be missing a tooth and was thinking a bone graft would be necessary.
    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 27th Jun 17, 10:23 AM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 10:23 AM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 10:23 AM
    Sometimes they are, sometimes there's enough. You have to just assess the patient you can see in front of you.

    I've just had a patient fitted with an implant retained bridge more than 30 yrs after she lost the teeth in the area. No graft necessary.

    Implants can be a lot smaller nowadays - the great wads of bone that used to be needed aren't always necessary now. But - everyone is different, and individual advice pertaining to your case is always far more important than the very general advice that can be given over the internet.
    Last edited by Toothsmith; 27-06-2017 at 10:27 AM.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • mjmal51
    • By mjmal51 28th Jun 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 28th Jun 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 28th Jun 17, 10:07 AM
    Thank you for the reply,

    I was just paranoid because 10 years is a long time to be missing a tooth and was thinking a bone graft would be necessary.
    Originally posted by Simba-ali34
    I had an implant 5 years ago, trouble free, and tooth had been missing for 40 years. No bone graft just straightforward implant procedure.
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