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Alternatives To Dental Implants
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 or advil. Often times, the dental extraction is by far more uncomfortable than a dental implant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reasons ?: Dental implants mimic your natural teeth, and fixed prosthetics come in a close second. The answer to your question for your mouth depends on the condition of the supporting teeth. A local dentist, after examining you, can best give you the pros and con's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looking at dental implants..Friends husband got one said it was $10, 000. Are they really that much out was that ann extreme amount to pay?
Depends: So many questions: was osseous grafting involved, if so what kind? Was there a sinus lift involved? Who did the procedure(s) a properly trained specialist or a properly trained general dentist? Did that amount include any/all additional procedure(s) for the correct support of the implant? I agree with the above; $10k sounds a high, but it may include other things we are not aware of yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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