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Are Your Cheeks Supposed To Swell Up When You Get A Tooth Implant
Implant: Sometimes swelling is very normal. It depends on where the implant is placed. You should call your doctor and schedule an appointment for them to take a look to check that the tooth is healing properly and has no infection. Often times after an implant is placed an antibiotic is given to prevent infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I lost a tooth on my upper left side about a year an a half ago. I am now noticing sunken cheek on my left side. Will a dental implant fix my cheek?
Restoration: Replacing the missing tooth with an implant retained crown or other restoration may partially or completely restore the collapse caused by you missing tooth. However, your own dentist can examine you, discuss replacement options and what to expect. Make an appointment for a consultation. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Should I do & how much radiation CT scans for one dental implant causes vs regular chest/head CT scan or one digital tooth x ray. I am curious to know
Radiation dose chart: We only want to take the minimum number and type of x-rays or scans in order to properly diagnose and treatment plan. Without that we might either miss something or the final result might be compromised. Here is a good website for you to look at: http://www.Ans.Org/pi/resources/dosechart/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Due to not having middle teeth on the upper left side, my left cheek has become sunken and noticably asymetric. Can it be corrected in a 22-year old by implanting teeth?
Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?
No and somewhat: You will be completely numb and not feel anything when the implant is placed and have some mild to moderate discomfort afterwards which is easily handled with some mild to moderate oral pain medication. Please discuss all your concerns with the dentist who will be treating you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: If they can fully close the space where you were to get an implant that may be a great solution and save you the money and pain of an implant. However, the fact that you are asking here indicates that the plan the orthodontist has for you was not particularly clear to you. Go back and discuss it with them so you understand and agree with the course of action. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What is the difference between a crown and a tooth implant?And which one should I get? Which one will last longer?Which one is better?My tooth is blue
Which is better?: The comprehensive consultation with your dental specialist is the first step in determining whether or not you are best suited for dental crowns vs. teeth implants. Each option has its advantages that need to be compared for an informed decision to be made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i still get an implant for my missing tooth? I had a tooth (#6) extracted about a year ago, and was just wondering if it was too late to have an implant placed there in it's place? What other options do I have? And about how much will an implant cos
It : It is almost 'never' too late to replace a single tooth with an implant. One of the most important reasons you should consider replacing your missing tooth with an implant is the preservation of bone at the extraction site once the implant is in! it has been shown that bone around dental implants resorbs much slower than bone in extraction sites with no tooth or tooth replacement. While many factors play into the cost of dental implants, one implant (fixture/abutment/crown--no grafting) would cost around $3, 500-$5, 500. Grafting could cost anywhere from $1, 000 to $2, 000 per site. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Discuss with dentist: Every case, every patient, every dentist results in different time frames. There are so many factors at play here. Only a dentist who is familiar with your case can give you the answer you request. Generally, implants are placed on visit #1; time required for integration = 3 to 6 months; implants uncovered and restored =2 to 3 weeks. If bone grafting or other issues, more time may be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends...: The surgeon who placed the dental implant determines when the implant can be "loaded" or when the crown can be placed. Second, the dentist who takes the impression for the crown must allow the laboratory to let him/her know when the crown will be ready; this may take up to three weeks following the impression in most all cases. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: There are times where an implant is placed at the same time as the extraction. This is called an immediate placement. The more traditional way is to allow the socket to heal in with bone then place the implants. That takes anywhere from 3-4 months after extraction. Which method used depends on the tooth, anatomy, and surgeon's experiences with implants there are pros and cons to both. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I will be getting an implant on the tooth right next to my big tooth I'm looking to get braces in the future when I move. Is that possible ?
Backwards: Implant cannot be moved. The missing tooth space lines up with your malocclusion, but not necessarily with corrected tooth positions. Should have Orthodontics done BEFORE implant/crown. Make sure you see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist about your malocclusion. Orthodontist will coordinate treatment with your Restorative Dentist. DO NOT DO IMPLANT FIRST. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to get a new dental implant? How long does the whole process of getting a new dental implant (after loss of tooth) takes?
Variable: Many different possibilities. We often extract the tooth and place the implant at the same time. We will also place a temporary tooth on the implant during this procedure in many cases. Usually 12 - 16 weeks later we can make impressions for the final restoration. So, using this scenario, immediate placement and 4 months to restoration. Cannot always do this technique and it may be 6 - 9 months. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
I have a baby tooth in gront of my adult cannine .I would like to know if i can get an booth toothsremoved and get an implant instead.?
Not necessarily: It depends on the starting condition of the area to be implanted. If there has been bone loss/damage, or if there is a specific cosmetic issue that is being corrected, then the answer is 'yes'. There are some situations where bone graft may not be necessary. The quality, density, thickness and height of the bone are some of the determining factors. Your dentist can/should review this with you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
6 months: A general rule of thumb is 6 months, some cases as early as 3 months. Gum tissue is ok at 8-12 week mark for a bridge, but implants need mature bone for stability. Some cases can be done within 6 weeks, but usually a longer implant than what was extracted is placed (using bone beyond the original missing tooth for stability). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on area: Sometimes the dental implant can be placed at the time of extraction if the site has sufficient bone to engage an implant and there is no infection and sometimes the extraction site has to be grafted with bone (and connective tissue as well) and the implant placed after the site has healed. Each case is decided on an individual basis on what is best for the patient and will have the best results! ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
No: If your tooth hurts, you may not need to lose it. Root canal therapy, done through the crown, may eliminate the pain and solve the problem. If the tooth is lost, then the existing crown will not be usable since the tooth on which it once fit is not the same shape at the gumline as the implant and thus its fit will be unacceptable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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