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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?
What can I do to make sure my dental implant will last as long as it can? I'll be going to get my first dental implant next week, and don't want to have to go through this process again. Is there anything i can do to make sure this implants last as long a
Strong Jawbone: Your jawbone (especially lower jawbone) is almost always dense enough to support an implant. The real question is how thick and deep the bone is. If your dental surgeon feels that more bone is needed, he or she will discuss bone grafting options with you. Implants bond with the bone and will be very strong after some healing time. Smoking, diabetes, and osteoporosis can be a problem though. ...Read moreSee 17 more doctor answers
Depends: It really depends on the integrity of the bone in the mandible and maxilla which has to be assessed by ct scanning. It is possible to have osteoporosis in some areas of the body, but have good bone structure in the jaw to allow an implant to be performed. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
Depends: There are times where an implant is placed at the same time as the extraction. This is called an immediate placement. The more traditional way is to allow the socket to heal in with bone then place the implants. That takes anywhere from 3-4 months after extraction. Which method used depends on the tooth, anatomy, and surgeon's experiences with implants there are pros and cons to both. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
My partial cannot be adjusted to wear over 2 dental implants for aesthetics & function since made out of all vinyl (valplast)--not acrylic. Ideas?
Implants for partial: Depends where the implants are. And what the purpose of them is in the partial in the first place. Question is why valplast was used as a rigid partial of acrylic lends itself to much more rigid and stable partial. Suggest a remake with rigid material (ie regular acrylic) may be in order. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers
How to tell if a dental implant is failing? I had a dental implant - the first one i've ever had - put in a little less than two months ago. Everything seems to have been going fine, but in the last few days i've noticed a small amount of blood around the
Prosthesis vs anchor: 'dentures' is a term used to describe a type of prosthesis. Dental implants are the 'screws' that are placed into the bone. After healing, the implants can be used to build crowns, bridges, or complete arch prostheses onto. For a person with no teeth, we can place implants and build a denture which is supported and retained by the implants, providing stability, esthetics, and comfort. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: Usually just a few days. Over the counter pain relievers are generally sufficient to control the pain from a single straight forward implant. However, depending on the individual situation it can be much longer. If things are not improving after a few days please contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
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