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should i get a bridge or dental implant for missing tooth

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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Dr. Robert Landman
32 years experience Dentistry
IMPLANT: What is the question? If you want to know why you are swollen, the treating dentist will have the best answer for you call them
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Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Post-Op Appointment: Some swelling and discomfort are normal after dental surgery, however, it will be a wise choice to see the doctor who placed the implant and temporary ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Typical Swelling: After the dental implant is placed, your gums must heal for one or two weeks. If swelling, discomfort or any other problem gets worse in the days afte ... Read More
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Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
Wrong: As long as you and your dentist find a way to address the grinding and to protect the implant and the teeth from excess forces, implants should be qui ... Read More
Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
OK for implant: Probably will need an occ splint to wear at night/.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
19 years experience Prosthodontics
NO: Dental implants are not natural teeth, therefore the 'bite' must be made different. Your dentist should be aware that you grind your teeth. In addit ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Minimal: There needs to be a minimum distance. If that is maintained, there is little concern.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Dental Implants: If one of your teeth is hopeless due to periodontal disease, it will need extraction. Good thing is it can be replaced with an implant.. No need to at ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Exactly: For that reason, if the implants being placed are short it is often suggested that TWO implants be placed to replace that missing molar. It all depend ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: The fee is not based on the size of the restoration, but rather the treatment that is rendered. It takes the same effort to place the implant, and the ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Round peg, oval hole: In certain instances, an implant can be immediately placed. In other situations it is better to wait until the bone heals. If there isn't enough bone ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Immediate implant ?: Obviously the tooth was extracted before the implant was placed, but was the implant placed in the same visit right after the tooth was extracted? If ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Usually yes: The periodontist needs to proficient in the use of the materials, especially grafting material containing bone morphogenic proteins (BMP). You may wa ... Read More
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