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A 61-year-old male asked:

the dental specialist and restorative dentist wants me to make the decision between a cemented implant vs. a screw implant crown. huh? what to do?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Complex Decision: The cement-retained crowns are finer for aesthetics and occlusion. The screw-retained crowns are a necessity for multiple units requiring future retrievability. Therefore, deciding which crown to use is best done on individual needs.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Decisions, decisions: I would strongly recommend that you have your restorative dentist chose what is best for your mouth. If you choose, you will be taking the responsibility for the success or failure of the prosthesis and implant.
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry 20 years experience
Screw retained: Screw retained is always a better choice. Cement retain should only be used when there are limitations and or for esthetic considerations.

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Is it normal to feel the dental implant in your jawbone? Pinching sensation too. Doesn't have abutment or crown yet, put in a month ago.

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I am now convinced that a dental implant and crown at $5,000 is for wealthy people since dentists know the great majority of ins. cos. do not pay.Hmm?

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Ferrari: The cost of implants, materials and lab fees consume a large part of the overall costs. Don't blame dentists if the insurance companies don't pay for these procedures. i'd like a Ferrari. Too bad i can't afford it.
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A 62-year-old male asked:

A friend of mine said yesterday that a dental implant takes 6 months to then be ready for a crown or it will fail. I disagreed. What is the truth?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Time: Takes time for an implant to integrate before a crown can be placed. Even more time if a bone graft is required in the extraction site. Please seek examination with your Dentist who can examine you and then tell you exactly what your requirements will be. Know that replacing a missing tooth is a service, not a commodity, and therefore your requirements may be much different than your friend's.

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