I Need an Implant Replacing, Will Bone Grafting Work?

Q.
Hi Dr Fahey, hope you can help me. I’m a 52 year old female, I don’t smoke and am in good health. I’ve had a back tooth implant for 9 years, but it has small bone loss and feels sensitive and a bit sore where the gums are exposed.My dentist has suggested gum and bone grafting, but I’ve been doing some research and have read a lot about it either being an impossible procedure or having a very low success rate. Can you offer me further advice to help me come to a decision?
A.
Hi, thank you for your query. I’m not sure if you’re referring to an implant or a crown as implants shouldn’t be sensitive. If you go to a highly skilled dentist, you should come across no problems with bone grafting. It might be worth talking to more than one dentist if you’re unsure about the success rate of the procedure. Hope this has been helpful. 
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