Dental implant and bariatric surgery
(Rochester Hills, MI )
I had an immediate Zimmer implant #10 in Dec. of '09, which never osseointegrated. I don't present with any of the usual reasons for failure. The implant was removed, irrigated with antibiotics and more Puros bone graft material with a collagen plug placed Jan.'10. So, I currently have no implant.
I should have enough healing to attempt implant again in May, but was told by my new peridontist I may need more bone grafting and won't know with certainty until he opens it up and gets in there.
I am also in the final stages for approval of bariatric surgery that may be performed in the next couple of months.
I have looked everywhere to try and find information on whether there is a conflict with having my bariatric surgery while my implant and/or new graft heals.
Any information or referral to a source that can help me would be appreciated. I thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.