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Can you get a dental implant if you have osteoporosis?

Can you get a dental implant if you have osteoporosis?

Depends: It really depends on the integrity of the bone in the mandible and maxilla which has to be assessed by ct scanning. It is possible to have osteoporosis in some areas of the body, but have good bone structure in the jaw to allow an implant to be performed. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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What to do if I have to get a dental implant?

What to do if I have to get a dental implant?

Dental implant: You don't have to do anything except pay for it. If you dentist does do implants then get them to refer you to someone that does. The procedure involves getting evaluation, getting the implant placed, waiting 3-6 months for healing, then getting the crown placed. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't get a dental implant?

What will happen if I don't get a dental implant?

Teeth could shift: Teeth that shift will not occlude correctly, resulting in an inefficient bite. This will put additional stress on your other teeth. The shifting, tilted teeth can end up with periodontal bone loss. Supererupted antagonist teeth may result in occusal prematurities. Consider replacing the missing tooth. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't get a dental implant?

What will happen if I don't get a dental implant?

Depends: What is the implant for -- missing tooth/teeth, holding in a denture?? If tooth or teeth, then you will not have them replaced unless you go to removable prosthesis. If denture, then it will not be as stable. Without implant, the bone will deteriorate faster (resorb) than with one. Ask your Dentist or Prosthodontist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Could I still get a dental implant if I have a chin implant?

Could I still get a dental implant if I have a chin implant?

Implant: Chin implants are usually placed superficial to the bone and along the inferior border of the mandible. On the other hand, the implant is placed within the bone and usually does not extend to the inferior border. The simple answer, is: yes. A thorough clinical and radiographic exam must be performed by your oral surgeon. Bone resorption secondary to the chin implant must be taken into account. ...Read more

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What's the best type of specialist to see to get a dental implant?

What's the best type of specialist to see to get a dental implant?

Dentist: See a dentist, periodontist or an oral surgeon. However, research your doctor. Ask how many cases has he or she completed. Ask for before and after pictures of patients or even video testimonials. Look at the office facebook or google + page for reviews and comments by patients. Good luck. ...Read more

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When do I need to get a dental implant done?

When do I need to get a dental implant done?

Now: If you are in good health and there is adequate alveolar jaw bone to anchor the dental implant, then dental implant treatment is the best option. The sooner you undergo treatment the more beneficial it will be. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get a dental implant?

How long does it usually take to get a dental implant?

It varies: On whether you need grafting, if a tooth is still present and so on. Often the time it takes to actually place the implant is 30-60 minutes. Once it is in, then we typically wait for 3-4 months before placing the crown. Sometimes this can happen faster. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to be out of work after i get a dental implant? What is the recovery like?

How long should I expect to be out of work after i get a dental implant? What is the recovery like?

One day: Having a single dental implant placed takes minutes. The overall procedure takes no more than 45 minutes (often less) from the time you sit in the chair. I recommend taking the rest of the day off to rest. You should be able to return to work the next day without any problems. You may have minor soreness or irritation, but recovery should be a breeze! ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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