Doctor Q&A for Dr. John Thaler

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
See Prosthodontist: See the dental specialist who is specifically trained in all aspects of dental implants -- the Prosthodontist. So much depends upon your bite, bone lo ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Not exactly: Implants are hands down the very best long-term restorative option available today. They restore function, appearance, and help maintain bone. Are the ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Antimicrobial: CHG is an antimicrobial rinse for limited time use. You can use both, but realize the mouthwash may sting until tissues heal. Do not expect either to ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Check follow-up : Before you venture across the northern border be sure there is someone local to you that is willing to provide follow-up procedures/tx as needed. That ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Depends on the type of grafting material and location related to loading stress of eating. General consensus is restoration within 1 year.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Keep it/dry: If you are a "keeper of things", then ok to keep it "just in case", although after a time it likely will no longer fit due to tooth shifting. If you k ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Immediate/delayed: If the sockets are not infected and there is sufficient bone for initial stability, the implants can be placed immediately. Otherwise, we typically wa ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: High sugar intake ("mountain dew mouth" / sucking on candies all day, etc.), and eating disorders which result in frequent and long-term vomiting.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Best: At By Design Dental Implant Center we take a CBCT scan of every patient considering dental implant treatment. The amount of data obtained is incredibl ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Prosthodontist: See the specialist in dental reconstruction - Prosthodontist. They will work with any other specialists you may need to correctly restore you to optim ... Read More
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