Bone grafting from the chin
Many patients that present top our office desiring an implant, do not have enough bone to do so. This is especially true if the tooth was extracted without bone grafting at the time of extraction…this is the reason why we always recommend that you ask the person doing the extraction about bone grafting, especially if you are planning on replacing the tooth with an implant in the future.
In extreme cases where substantial bone is required, we can go to the chin as a source for bone. This recent article in the California Dental Association Journal (CDA) by Dr Sun an his team summarizes the basics of this technique. See the following:
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