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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Webcam, smart phone?: When some people see themselves in profile, they think that they need a change in appearance. One of the things that might be noticeable with newer imaging devices is a "receding" chin. If there is micrognathia, then having plastic surgery is one option for dealing with it. I suggest that patients consult an experienced board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon if concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 : 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The : The costs for professional services vary throughout the country based on a myriad of factors. Fees are determined after a physical examination so that the treating dentist can determine exactly what is necessary, and can quote you a fee accordingly. Even in your region, fees will vary from office to office. Your decision on who should treat you should be primarily based on the dentist you feel most comfortable with, and secondly on the total fee, taking into consideration your budget. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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