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A 32-year-old member asked:

front tooth dental implant and periodontal disease, can you tell me about this?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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 attach a bridge to the adjacent teeth. All the best...
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Not on this forum: There is not enough room in the limited space we have here to tell you "all about this". Your own dentist who can actually examine you and see your x-rays can go over all the treatment options, what to expect, prognosis of each option and answer all your questions in enough detail so that you fully understand the procedures, why it's being done, your choices, etc. Just request this.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Perio - Implants: Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. If the missing tooth is not replaced, other teeth can drift out of position and complicate the periodontal disease. Most patients find that an implant is secure and predictable replacement for their missing tooth.

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How do I tell if I need a dental implant?

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Cosmetic effect:: If you feel that other types of dental work are unsatisfactory, you might be an implant candidate.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How strong must jawbone be to get dental implant?

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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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it wise to drive a car right after a dental implant?

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Dr. Michael Montgomery
Dentistry 41 years experience
Probably: If any oral or intravenous sedation is used, driving a car right away is like driving while drunk. If treatment is done using only local anesthetic only, there should be no problem.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How much should a dental implant cost in california?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
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Vary: Each practice is different so it'd be difficult to say especially since california is such a large state. Ask the doctor for a consultation to see each individual practice's costs.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do you know if your dental implant is failing?

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Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Symtoms: An implant is failing if you are having pain, swelling, or the implant is loose. An x-ray will confirm if the implant is failing consult your dentist immediately if you are having any of these symptoms.

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