- Nov 22, 2016
I hope that I'm not going to insult our resident dentists, but I have a horrible and overwhelming fear of having cadaver bone used to supplement my ridge for a possible upcoming implant. I can't imagine any of you doing such a thing, but am not convinced about the actions of my own dentist. I know that he likes to use cadaver bone, since he believes it does the best job, but I know that I ABSOLUTELY could not mentally handle having that product inside of me. I would literally have a mental breakdown. My big fear is that if I insist on synthetic bone, he may use the cadaver bone without my knowledge, since he would believe he was doing the best thing for me, and then I would somehow discover the truth and lose my mind. This may sound insane, but it is huge fear and may even prevent me from getting an implant done at all. I have read though, that our own bodies are constantly losing and replacing bone cells, and that all augmentations are eventually replaced by natural bone of our own making. Does anyone know how long that process takes (months? years?). I'd really like to know this, so if the above (bizarre) situation occurred, and I lost my mind, how long would it take for the cadaver bone to leave, and when would I have only my own bone in my jaw?