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Do dental implants work?

Do dental implants work?

YES!: Dental implants have been around for over 50 years. Today -the success rate of dental implants is 95-98%. Dental implants do work. We can replace one missing tooth or the whole mouth, so you can have permanent teeth and enjoy food and have quality of life you deserve. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Can anyone have dental implants?

Can anyone have dental implants?

Generally Yes: If a particular individual is relatively healthy and has enough bone hieght and width in the particular area, dental implants are the best treatment choice in replacing missing or lost teeth. Sometimes it can even be done immediately when a hopeless tooth is remove the same day! ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Dental implants (Tip)

Avoiding a dental implant is not easy if you like sugary stuff. ...See more

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What are dental implants made from?

What are dental implants made from?

Ti, Zir, or Ta: While titanium (commercially pure ti, or medical grade to) is still primary material for dental implants, the use of zirconia implants are getting more attention specially in europe ; asia, specially japan. But due to restorative issues, not settled in usa yet. The tantalum implants while are already in orthopedic field for several years, they don't have a proved track record yet, but promising. ...Read more

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How successful are dental implants?

How successful are dental implants?

Success rate 93- 98%: Success rates of dental implants is depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of 93- 98%. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Koos Dr. Koos
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Dental implants (Tip)

Having a dental implant placed hurts? False. It is easier than having a tooth removed. ...See more

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What is the cost of dental implants?

Wide range: You can see by the previous answers that a wide range of costs exists.
Lowest cost not the best idea.
Quality counts. ...Read more

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Are dental implants always  painfull?

Are dental implants always  painfull?

NO WAY: In most cases dental implants are not painful at all! In our practice most dental implant patients do not require any pain medicine other than over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. Often times, the dental extraction is by far more uncomfortable than a dental implant. ...Read more

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Dental implants (Tip)

It's a myth that the body can reject a dental implant! An implant has a 97% long term success rate. ...See more

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What is it like to get dental implants?

What is it like to get dental implants?

Very Routine: Having dental implant treatment is a very routine procedure today. The techniques and instruments have made undergoing dental implant surgery very safe, comfortable, and predictable. You will be numb during the procedure, and it only takes a few minutes to actually place the implant by an experienced surgeon. You may feel some vibration or pressure, but no discomfort at all. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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What are the effects of dental implants?

What are the effects of dental implants?

Bone stabalization: Dental implants keep the jaw bone from deteriorating away after a tooth is pulled. Dentists can anchor teeth to them individually or a full set of teeth to a series of them. Sometimes people who wish to have an implant placed to replace a tooth they lost years ago can not do so without augmenting the jaw bones height and/or width to allow for implant placement. ...Read more

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Dental implants (Tip)

A dental implant for one tooth may cost more than a bridge but is likely to last longer. ...See more

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How painful it is to get dental implants?

How painful it is to get dental implants?

Not very painful: They are not very painful all. Most can be placed with local anesthetic. Usually over the counter pain relievers are given for any spot operative discomfort ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are dental implants?

Could you tell me what are dental implants?

See below: A dental implant is an artificial root like structure that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. ...Read more

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Dental implants (Tip)

Don't have a dental implant put in until the dentist who will build the teeth or crowns says its ok. ...See more

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I am getting dental implants. What to expect?

I am getting dental implants. What to expect?

Many positive things: When implants are done properly, . ..Meaning thoroughly planned using all diagnostic and planning tools such as ct scan and models with collaboration of a surgeon (periodontist or oral surgeon) ; your experienced general dentist, or prosthodontist, then you can expect things to go very smooth ; predictable. The implant success is mainly related to how carefully every thing is pre-planned. ...Read more

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Dental implants any other options, what to do?

Dental implants any other options, what to do?

Prosthodontist: Consult with the best prosthodontist in your local area. Consult 2 or even 3 until you find someone whom you trust ; their advice makes sense. A general dentist depending upon their training ; experience may serve you equally well. Have them go over all your options based upon exam, x-rays, models, finances, goals, etc. Until you understand your options ; what is best for you! Implants best option. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Dental implants (Tip)

Toothless smile - dental implant. Confidence. ...See more

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Do dental implants have any effect on our health?

Do dental implants have any effect on our health?

Absolutely: Dental implants are wonderful for positively effecting one's overall health. They allow for proper mastication of food, they allow for jaw bone support, they allow for TMJ support, they allow for facial support. It is great that these medical technologies have been invented for natural tooth replication. ...Read more

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Are dental implants good or bad what should I do?

Are dental implants good or bad what should I do?

The best!: Compared to alternatives such as fixed bridgework, removable dentures or leaving a missing space open, a dental implant is an incredible, long lasting restoration. Most patients find the procedure very "easy, " especially compared to a tooth extraction. And...When the implant is restored with its crown, it feels almost exactly like your natural tooth. It's the future of dentistry! ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar Dr. Markzar
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Dental implants (Tip)

Myth: if you are a smoker you can't have dental implant! (yes, but you'll be taking more risk). ...See more

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What are dental implants? Is it painful to get them?

What are dental implants? Is it painful to get them?

Dental implants: Dental implants are small titanium screws placed in the jaw bone to help retain and secure a prosthesis (crown or denture) in the mouth. ...Read more

Dr. Kayvon Javid Dr. Javid
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Dental implants (Tip)

Dental implant need lots of tlc. Don't stay away for too long. Get your cleaning done regularly. ...See more

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I'm wondering what is the process for dental implants?

I'm wondering what is the process for dental implants?

3 major steps: 1. An individualized treatment plan. 2. The tooth root implant surgery. 3. Final restoration (crown). ...Read more

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Dental implants (Tip)

When a tooth is missing, a dental implant takes the place of the missing root and a prosthetic crown. ...See more

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What can I eat with dental implants while watching a movie?

What can I eat with dental implants while watching a movie?

Normal things.: If your implants are healed, stable and properly restored you should be able to eat a normal diet. Of course, I would avoid anything too hard as you could fracture the porcelain / acrylic just like you could fracture your natural teeth or fillings. I advise all my patients to avoid crunching down on hard things like frozen milky ways, frozen grapes, ice, etc. Even on their own teeth. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could have dental implants done on the nhs?

Can you tell me if I could have dental implants done on the nhs?

Check: Must check with them. Might see your Dentist first to know what it is you need. Good Luck. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Dental implants (Tip)

Do not smoke prior to getting dental implants. ...See more