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Ti, Zir, or Ta: While titanium (commercially pure ti, or medical grade to) is still primary material for dental implants, the use of zirconia implants are getting more attention specially in europe ; asia , specially japan. But due to restorative issues, not settled in usa yet. The tantalum implants while are already in orthopedic field for several years, they don't have a proved track record yet, but promising. ...Read moreSee 25 more doctor answers
Depends: That will be determined on the "why" the implants are needed. For instance if an accident cause the loss, of a tooth the implant is usually covered. Insurance companies are getting better at covering for them, but some still not with it. Use a predetermination with your insurance company to be sure prior to starting work if you can not afford the implant without the insurance. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
In 2 weeks, i go for my 1st dental implant consult. Everyone seems to be in a rush. What is an average amount of time to ask #'s without annoying dds?
Did not integrate: Typically this means that the bone did not grow to the implant surface in order to lock it into place. So, the implant becomes mobile (loose) and will work its way out or will need to be removed. Can also "fail" over time due to excess occlusal (biting) forces, bone/tissue infection, and sometimes for unknown reasons. Success rates are in the high 90's %. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
How long they last: The survival rate for an implant means in most cases how long they last in an individual's mouth, doing the job they were placed there to do. Single tooth replacement, an anchor for a denture or bridge. Most experts agree that while there might be minor changes to bone support, an implant is considered surviving if it is functioning. About 90% after 20 years/ not to shabby! ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
$4000 to $7500: Depending on your dental situation, the location of the missing tooth or teeth, the need for bone and/or soft tissue grafting, the need for a cone beam or ct x-ray, the need for a custom abutment and where you live determine the costs for an implant, abutment and crown. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
I began a dental implant process about 6 years ago. However, i haven't had the next steps done due to $ issues. Is it too late to continue now?
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