I have some questions about dental implants and bone grafting. I’m trying to find out if I’m a good dentist for bone grafting because I need to have three dental implants placed.
I want to research this topic a bit more because I have already had a bridge done when I was 16 years old and at 42 am noticing bone loss.
-Ruth from Tennessee
To be a good candidate for bone grafting, generally speaking you need to be in good physical health. Other that that, it all comes down to the examination, x-rays, and CT scans.
Be sure you visit a dentist that is very experienced in placing dental implants. To do dental implants well, a dentist must pursue extensive training beyond dental school. When you are researching your dentist, check out their biography and see if they have completed the extra training required and are affiliated with professional organizations dedicated to dental implants. For example, the International Congress of Oral Implantology or the American Academy of Implant Dentistry are quality organizations that dedicate themselves to providing the extra training dentists need. Or the Academy of Osseointegration is another membership that would attest to the particular dentists credentials.
I hope this informaiton was helpful.
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