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Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Yes: Dental implants have been around for many years . Proper treatment planning is the key for the success of dental implants. ...Read more

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Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read more

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Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Could be.: We like to think that all dentists are cosmetic dentists! cosmetic dentistry is not a speciality. Though some general dentists may place and restore dental implants, dental implants are often placed by specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists. The general dentists or prosthodontist then places the crown on top of the implant. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of placing dental crowns comparable to porcelain veneers?

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What are the disadvantages of placing dental crowns comparable to porcelain veneers?

More tooth structure: Sometimes you have no choice when a tooth is so decayed or fractured... A conservative veneer won't do in those cases. Ask your dentist always to be minimally invasive.. Ask for inlays, onlays, 3/4 crowns in the back (posterior) regions when possible, and key is to preserve as much solid tooth structure as possible. ...Read more

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Do dental implants work?

Dr. Greg Rubin Dr. Rubin
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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

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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

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Are dental implants only for missing teeth?

Are dental implants only for missing teeth?

No: Dental implants can also be used as anchors to help stabilize dentures when all the teeth are missing and, as the other doctor noted, as a temporary means of anchorage in orthodontics to help move teeth. ...Read more

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Invasilign technology advantages and disadvantages?

Invasilign technology advantages and disadvantages?

Orthodontist helps: To decide whether invisalign or regular metal wire orthodontics are better, one needs to see an orthodontist. Most will give a low cost (or sometimes free) initial consultation. The invisalign is clear plastic, so hard to see on adults who don't want to have the "braces look", but some types of badly positioned teeth are harder to move without traditional wires, which can control individual teeth. ...Read more

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Nobelbiocare vs straumann dental implants. Which is more expensive and best to use. Cons & pros. Is straumann implant medical grade superior.?

Nobelbiocare vs straumann dental implants. Which is more expensive and best to use. Cons & pros. Is straumann implant medical grade superior.?

Dental Implants: Both are excellent companies with excellent products that have stood the test of time. The training ; experience of the dentist who places the implant fixtures, the dentist who restores them, ; case selection is more important than which dental implant system is used. Trust your dentist ; rely on his\her expertise in this matter. If you needed a heart valve, would you search for brand or best dr? ...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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What are the pros and cons of dental implants rather than dentures please?

What are the pros and cons of dental implants rather than dentures please?

The differences: Dental implants act and function like your own teeth, preserve your natural bone and allow you to eat anything you want. Dentures will continue to damage and erode bone, your ability to eat things become limited due to dislodge meant of the denture when you bite into something hard or crunchy as well as an altered sense of taste. ...Read more

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How willa dental implant work with braces?

How willa dental implant work with braces?

Must plan ahead!: If you are in need of dental implant treatment and orthodontics, you must plan ahead. Typically, orthodontics is nearly completed prior to implant placement as the implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Once you get to the last few months or in the "detailing" phase, you can usually have your implant placed so that your treatment is completed at about the same time as your orthodontics. ...Read more

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How do dentures and dental implants differ?

Huge difference!: Denture sit on the gums and use suction for retention. Dental implants are biocompatible anchors in the bone that allow a dentrue to snap in or screw in for a significant improvement in stability, support, chewing ability, improved speech and confidence! ...Read more

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Zirconium dental implants. How common is it used now. Is there any advantages or benefits over titanium implants. Cons & pros please. Thanks.

Dental implants: A majority of the dental implants placed are titanium. They are highly successful with many years use ; many studies, much lower in cost ; have many restorative options. Zirconia implants are newer, fewer studies on success, lesser restorative options. However they can be more aesthetic in certain anterior(front) situations. Let your dentist/oral surgeon chose what they feel will be best for you. ...Read more

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How much do bone graphs for dental implants cost after insurance?

How much do bone graphs for dental implants cost after insurance?

Depends: The question of bone graft expense really depends on two things... 1) how much, if any, of the bone grafting procedure will be covered by your insurance. 2) what type and quantity of bone grafting do you require? The investment may be minimal to extensive. However, if you truly want dental implants, there may be no other choice. Keep smiling. ...Read more

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How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

Open ended question: It depends. Are the bone grafts being done to the supporting teeth or are the grafts being done to the gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. This needs to be discussed with the attending dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read 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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Are breast implants safe?

Are breast implants safe?

Yes: Breast augmentation with saline and silicone gel breast implants is very safe. When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation , make sure they are board certified. A good place to look for a plastic surgeon in your area is to go to www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Information on breast augmentation, and multiple plastic surgery procedures can be found. ...Read more

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