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I have an appointment with an oral surgeon next week. I've been referred by my orthodontist for some extractions and possibly implants. I had a nice smile about 10 years ago. That was when I was treated with radiation/chemo for AO related tongue cancer. Since then about half of my teeth are broken. I don't know if I'm a candidate for implants. Hope so, guess I'll find out. Anybody here have some helpful information about implants? I'm hoping I can get them. If not, because the radiation weakened my teeth, and possibly my bone, I might have to settle for an alternative. Anybody know about how the VA deals with implants? Maybe implant bridges might work too.

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If you are going to get an implant they usually do a bone graft.  I don't know about a major bone graft for other reasons.  I doubt the VA would do that.

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