Dawne, a dental implant patient, asks:
I have had two bone grafts, both of which have failed due to ‘exposure’ of the graft material. I am young, healthy and a non-smoker, and there is therefore no obvious reason for these repeated failures.
Every Dental Implant specialist I have seen since the second failure has claimed that the synthetic material he used, (TCP), really hasn’t been used since the 1960s and that this is most likely the cause of my graft failures (as the gum has been unable to close over the synthetic material and my body has not been able to form blood vessels through the synethetic material).
I would be so grateful to recieve any feedback about the use of TCP, its track record etc.? Any comments would be helpful, Thank-you.