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All On Four Implants
No.: Catheters are typically required for only short periods of time after prostate cancer treatments, whether it be some form of surgery or of radiation. Some men have large obstructing prostate glands which, when found to contain some cancer, must be taken into consideration when planning treatment for the cancer. Four months is not typical. ...Read more
Can happen any time: You can actually get pregnant while the implant is in place, but chance is very low (less than 1%). So, if you have any sign/symptoms of pregnancy such as morning nausea, check a hpt. I am not sure what you have specifically, but often these implants work fo about 3-5 yrs. Consult doc for eval because if you are not planning on getting pregnant, it is time to plan for a new implant. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had an initial consultation for two bridges on implants and the dentist suggests a four unit bridge on two implants in each case. Is this ok?
Probably: Location, bone support, length of edentulous area, angulation of implants, occlusal load, opposing dentition, parafunctional habits, are but a few of the considerations in planing a prosthesis. Without full examination, including models and x-rays, it's impossible to answer your question over the computer. If you have concerns see your Dentist or seek second opinion. ...Read more
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
Are dental implants the way to go if you need several teeth replaced? I am going to need three molars on the top and four other bottom teeth replaced. Are dental implants the best way to do this? .
I'm 30 years of age and still have four baby teeth left and one of them is about to fall off. So do I need a implant or will it grow back?
Retained baby teeth: In all likelihood, there are no permanent teeth to replace your baby teeth, although it is possible one or more of them are impacted and may never erupt anyway. Radiographs can determine all of this. It is usually best to replace missing teeth with implant retained crowns. You should consult with a qualified dentist in your area to evaluate and discuss your treatment options. ...Read more
Is it safe (why) to take four 500mg amoxicillin tablets 1 hour before dental extraction/ implant appoint then 1 tablet 4 times per day for 10 days.
Amoxicillin: Four 500 mg tablets one hour before a dental appointment is standard pre-medication for specific medical problems, and is also used as a loading dose to combat infection. The remainder over 10 days is used to maintain a therapeutic level until tje infection has resolved. ...Read more
Hi I had the nexplanon implant removed on 17th aug four days later I bled for 5/6 days, its now the 29th sept and no period, is this normal? Neg preg
Not unusual at all: The progestins hormones in Nexplanon subdermal implants had worked by preventing you from ovulating and what you just experienced after the implant was removed is not unusual; it may take you several weeks (and up to several months) to resume normal ovulation and to have a normal regular menstrual cycle. If your pregnancy tests are negative, there is really no cause for alarm ...Read more
Am 21 and I can't afford implants what can I do I am loosing my teeth the top portion having four dentures already n r implants just like normal teeth?
More info needed: The question is why are you loosing so many teeth at your age? Systemic problem or neglect? Periodontitis or severe decay? Dietary factors, smoking, recreational drugs, etc, etc. Implants are the next best thing to your own teeth, but poor health or habits or neglect are contraindications. Discuss your options with your dentist. ...Read more
I have the implant in my arm it last four years I have had it about a year and I always have my periods every other month and they only last three days but this time I haven't had my period for two months and a week ago I started bleeding light and it?
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
Lens implant life: They are made of plastics (acrylic, silicone, and pmma) that will last longer than us. The lens capsule behind the lens often opacifies a year or two after surgery. This is treatable with a yag laser in the office or asc. The lenses rarely migrate or develop any changes that would require replacement. ...Read more
They Have Problems: Bridges can last a long time, if you take care of them. However, studies show that implants are easier to maintain for a lifetime, and have a higher probability of lasting. They also don't damage the teeth on either side, like bridges. They can cost a bit more up-front, but they require less maintenance and generally have fewer problems down the road. So, they're more cost efficient long-term. ...Read more
Depends: This isn't as straight forward as you would think. The implant companies rate the implants to last 10-15 years. That doesn't mean that you will have to replace the implant or will have problems after 10 years. As long as the implant is soft, in good position, and you are happy with the appearance and not having discomfort, or abnormal mammograms you should be fine. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
See the dentist: The flipper can be easily adjusted to fit by your dentist. ...Read more
Need proper exam: A surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery should be consulted. Proper measurements wil be taken using a biodimensional approach and a range of sizes that could be right for you will be chosen. We can even perfrom 3d imaging to give you a better understanding about you might look ater the surgery. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Unrelated: No change will occur to your implants. There is no effect. I think you are probably refering to the fit of dentures without implants, which can loosen if there is weight loss. ...Read more
There: There are many types of implants used in medicine. You have to be more specific with your question. ...Read more
Depends but why not?: If you're referring to cosmetic implants, it's not unheard of to negotiate pricing. Also there are always several doctors that do the same procedure, don't be afraid to walk away and find someone who will work with you. Best of luck! ...Read more
Implants and perio looks like I might have to have implants my guy will not do it untill I get my perio under control what is he looking for and how long will that take to do
Periodontal disease is basically an inflammatory condition where the result is a net bone loss around the teeth. It is due to an inability to clean the food debris and bacteria from the teeth.
In order for implants to be successful, a process of integration must occur. This is where the bone in the jaw grows into the threads of the implant locking it tightly to the bone. Active periodontal disease will prevent this from occurring. Also, if you do not maintain the health of the gum and bone around the implant it will loosen and fail. That is why control of periodontal disease is so important.
Treatment of periodontal disease can vary depending on the amount and location of the affected areas. Usually treatment starts with a deep cleaning around the roots of the teeth. Once inflammation is controlled, then the areas will be reassessed to see if anything can be done to improve your ability to clean around the teeth. Finally, if there is insufficient bone to support an implant, a bone grafting procedure will be required. All of this can take months to complete. ...Read more
Implant dentistry: The implant dentistry is the best. While any dental surgery does come with some discomfort, patients generally find that the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you visit your implant dentist for examination and x-rays. Good luck. ...Read more
Varies regionally: The costs are a combination of implant costs, o.R. Fees, anesthesia costs and surgeon fees. The total cost can range from a few thousand to several thousand dollars. Contact plastic surgeons who are certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www. Abplsurg. Org) in your area to find out what your local costs are. ...Read more
IOL monovision: Changing vision with an IOL monovision usually is due to a tear film issue: meibomian gland dysfunction or dry eyes. Get a LipiScan to be sure glands look normal. Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) can also cause vision issues after cataract surgery. Consult with me either on HT or in my office in Rockville, MD. ...Read more