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bad implant and bone grafting

I had implant done on tooth #10 in the middle of April, 2008. the doctor who is a general dentist did extraction and put the implant the same day.I had mild swollen during the first two days after the surgery, and after that, no pain, no swollen. etc.

strange things happen, my front gum which cover the implant don't grow and the hole under the implant dose not close . From the x-ray of my implant, I found that my implant is too close to tooth #9 and the bone in between my implant and tooth #9 not grow much to integrate with the implant.  

I could also see the implant through my front gum, the gray color show off.

I deeply worried and began to consult with some oral surgeons and some implant specialist. When they see the x-ray, all their first reaction is: This implant is not good. So, I took a CT Scan to see the implant 3-dimension.

There is no bone to cover the outer side of my implant AT ALL.

Oral surgeon said this implant definitely need to be taken out. otherwise, it will damage my gum and will bring other problems. SO, I will ask an oral surgeon to take my implant out, do bone graft, and redo implant again. Which means I have to go through a serious of painful and lengthy process again.

My question is: if the implant is taken off, and do bone grafting. what is the chance I could do artificial bone grafting and what is my chance to do augmentation to use my own bone to do bone grafting?

augmentation is a way too expensive, I hope I could have some alternative left. Thanks.
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You need to ask your surgeon how much she charges. Each practitioner charges differently.
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Oral surgeon said she will use BMP-2, I did a lot of search on internet, it looks like BMP-2 is really an expensive option. Usually how much it cost for a single tooth like my situation? Thanks.
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Guided bone regeneration probably is the procedure that can facilitate future implant placement.
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