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Six molars are gone, 2 at the top, four at the bottom only 25 years old. Are dental implants a good idea?

Six molars are gone, 2 at the top, four at the bottom only 25 years old. Are dental implants a good idea?

Absolutely!!!: If bone quantity/quality are sufficient, go with the implants. Be sure to get a CT scan to make sure no vital structures (nerves, blood vessels, and sinuses) are encroached upon. The other option is a partial denture. Yes dentures are cheaper, but at 43 years of age, you're way too young for dentures. If a bridge is an option you'll eventually loose the abutment teeth as well from recurrent decay. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Is it true that with bone grafting, all-on-four and etc, mostly anyone can get dental implants even if they lost teeth from gum disease?

Is it true that with bone grafting, all-on-four and etc, mostly anyone can get dental implants even if they lost teeth from gum disease?

Limitations: There are limitations to all treatments. For example, you can get periodontal disease around implants. Please see your Dentist for an evaluation as to whether implants and crowns or implant supported dentures would be applicable for your situation. Your Dentist may recommend teaming with an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist, or may recommend that you see a Prosthodontist. Go for exam and advice. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Do dental implants last forever?

Do dental implants last forever?

Sorry, no: Most implants have wonderful longevity, lasting multiple decades. Bot no restoration is forever. Depends on the amount and nature of the supporting bone, stresses placed on the prosthesis, and especially on your care of the assemblage. Ask your Dentist to evaluate your personal set of circumstances. ...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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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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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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