Ask The Dentist!byDr. C Ross Crapo DDsWhy did my implants fallout of my mouth?Q Dr.Crapo: Three years ago I met with my dentist to discuss aproblem that I believe happened because of misjudgment by aprevious dentist. My upper teeth were not great, but they werefixable. The cost of fixing them was significant and at first, I wasstunned. The amount set me on my heels so to speak and I had ahard time working through it. When my dentist at the time, saw mydifficulty, he suggested a cheaper route to extract my teeth and gowith an upper denture. The price difference was so significant that Isaw it as an opportunity and took it. Immediately after the extractionand installation of the denture, I was in trouble it wouldn't stay inAfter several months and no improvement, I saw my present dentistwho ultimately referred me to an oral surgeon. He explained that mypalate (the roof of my mouth) was completely flat and could notproduce the proper suction to keep my denture in. He told me aproper shaped palate could be constructed surgically and withimplants I'd have "my teeth back". A piece of my hip bone was takenand the upper ridges where my teeth had been, were rebuilt. Fourmonths later implants were put into the new bone. Last week (a yearand a half later) the implants have fallen out and the hip bonegone, leaving me with a worse situation than before. Whathappened? Where do I go from here? I look like Prune Face fromDick Tracey. My upper lip looks like dried fruit and I can't keep myteeth in with any amount of denture glueA: am sorry to hear of your situation with its mental and physicalchallenges. Grafts from the hip (the iliac crest of bone), grafts of ribbone or any other graft that is put on top of bone in the mouth havemixed success. The most common reasons they fail are because thebone graft is not totally stable (solid and immovable during healing)and the blood supply to the graft is not adequate. Your graft reliedon blood from the bone it was sitting on and the gum that was sback over top of itContrast that to a bone graft placed in a tooth socket, where it iscompletely surrounded by bone and blood supply, or a graft placedthe sinus where it too is surrounded by bone and blood supplThough hard to hear, grafting bone in your sinuses will give you thebone you need for implants to support your teeth. It was not thimplants that failed, it was the bone graft that failed. As the graftwent away, the implants fell out.If we can help, we'd like to. Call 778-410-2080 for a consultation.Based on actual patient casesVictoria Implant Centre778-410-2080www.VictorialmplantCentre.com

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Ask The Dentist! by Dr. C Ross Crapo DDs Why did my implants fall out of my mouth? Q Dr.Crapo: Three years ago I met with my dentist to discuss a problem that I believe happened because of misjudgment by a previous dentist. My upper teeth were not great, but they were fixable. The cost of fixing them was significant and at first, I was stunned. The amount set me on my heels so to speak and I had a hard time working through it. When my dentist at the time, saw my difficulty, he suggested a cheaper route to extract my teeth and go with an upper denture. The price difference was so significant that I saw it as an opportunity and took it. Immediately after the extraction and installation of the denture, I was in trouble it wouldn't stay in After several months and no improvement, I saw my present dentist who ultimately referred me to an oral surgeon. He explained that my palate (the roof of my mouth) was completely flat and could not produce the proper suction to keep my denture in. He told me a proper shaped palate could be constructed surgically and with implants I'd have "my teeth back". A piece of my hip bone was taken and the upper ridges where my teeth had been, were rebuilt. Four months later implants were put into the new bone. Last week (a year and a half later) the implants have fallen out and the hip bone gone, leaving me with a worse situation than before. What happened? Where do I go from here? I look like Prune Face from Dick Tracey. My upper lip looks like dried fruit and I can't keep my teeth in with any amount of denture glue A: am sorry to hear of your situation with its mental and physical challenges. Grafts from the hip (the iliac crest of bone), grafts of rib bone or any other graft that is put on top of bone in the mouth have mixed success. The most common reasons they fail are because the bone graft is not totally stable (solid and immovable during healing) and the blood supply to the graft is not adequate. Your graft relied on blood from the bone it was sitting on and the gum that was s back over top of it Contrast that to a bone graft placed in a tooth socket, where it is completely surrounded by bone and blood supply, or a graft placed the sinus where it too is surrounded by bone and blood suppl Though hard to hear, grafting bone in your sinuses will give you the bone you need for implants to support your teeth. It was not th implants that failed, it was the bone graft that failed. As the graft went away, the implants fell out. If we can help, we'd like to. Call 778-410-2080 for a consultation. Based on actual patient cases Victoria Implant Centre 778-410-2080 www.VictorialmplantCentre.com

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