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how long will i have to wear healing cap on my tooth implant before i can get the final crown

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Varies...: Depending on which teeth, pathology, amount of bone, etc. In certain circumstances the implants can be immediately placed, while other times a bone gr ... Read More
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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

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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
26 years experience Dentistry
Healing cap: There will be a cover placed over the implant site called a 'healing cap.' it is essentially a man-hole cover for the gums to protect the implant (an ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Bonded tooth: A tooth, such as an acrylic denture tooth, can be bonded to the adjacent teeth for esthetics.(not function) ask your dentist if this would work in y ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Schaffer
36 years experience Dentistry
Dental Implant Temps: In some cases a temporary implant abutment and crown could be made for esthetics. It is not to be used for function. If it is a back tooth sometimes i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Crown vs implant: A dental implant is a titanium root replacement and this is used to replace a missing tooth. A crown is made on an existing tooth when there is weake ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Dental implant: The implant is a replacement for the root of a lost tooth, whereas the crown restores the broken down part of the tooth that protrudes from your gum. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Which is better?: The comprehensive consultation with your dental specialist is the first step in determining whether or not you are best suited for dental crowns vs. t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
No one best: There are many options. It depends upon the location, age, tooth position, bite, finances, etc. You need to discuss this issue with the general dentis ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Ask Your Dentist: You haven't given us enough details about the teeth involved and the teeth around them for us to be able to provide an answer. Your dentist may be abl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Tooth Covering: A crown, also referred to as a cap, is a covering that is placed over a tooth. Crowns are placed to protect a tooth from failure, such as breaking, or ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
32 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If is not an esthetic area it is best to use nothing at all. In the esthetic zone a temporary abutment and crown with no bite on it can be used in som ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Treatment Planning: When a dentist examines your dentition, together with radiographs, s/he can intelligently discuss your current dental needs and future desires. Withou ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Likely: If there is sufficient bone present and you are healthy, then in all likelihood an implant would be possible. See the Prosthodontist for evaluation an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Discuss with dentist: Every case, every patient, every dentist results in different time frames. There are so many factors at play here. Only a dentist who is familiar wi ... Read More
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