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Cost Of Alloderm
It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the average cost of butt augmentation surgery? What is the average cost of butt augmentation, including anesthesia and hospital fees?
All : All plastic surgery procedures will vary with geography and with surgeon experience. I encourage to contact a plastic surgeon near you and get a quote. Don't let cost be the primary criterion that you use to choose your surgeon. Bad surgery, no matter how cheap, is not worth the price. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It really depends on what procedure you are talking about. There are prescription topical creams usually not covered by your insurance that can lighten your skin. The price varies depending on what pharmacy you use so i recommend price checking. There are also things that aestheticians and physicians can do but they tend to be more expensive. ...Read more
Several thousand: Cost depends on the type of laser used, skill and experience level of the doctor, and geographic location. Experience is the most important criteria in your search. If you call around your area and find that most doctors are charging within a certain range but one doctor is much lower, i would be very leery. Laser resurfacing requires a lot of skill and experience to perform well--do not go cheap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the area: Fees for dental procedures vary depending on the geographical location in the country. A fee range between $3000 and $4500 should encompass over 90% of the practices in this country. This would cover the cost for the implant, abutment, and the crown which is everything needed to replace one tooth. To be sure of the fees in your area please check with your local dental professionals. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
Jury is out: There is a flood of new devices, technologies, techniques and all sorts of brand names that purport to remove fat without downtime, surgery, bruising, etc. The simple fact is that none of them come close to the results you can get with traditional liposuction. For fat limited to a small area, some of these techniques might work for you. If you want true sculpting see an experienced plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Does the cost of chin augmentation vary by location? Is chin augmentation always in the same price range, or is it cheaper in some parts of the country?
The : The cost of cosmetic surgery will vary in different parts of the country and also depends on the experience of your surgeon. We are all concerned about cost, but the best surgeon is not always the most expensive. Be sure to look at pictures of the results of all surgeons you consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More tooth structure: Sometimes you have no choice when a tooth is so decayed or fractured... A conservative veneer won't do in those cases. Ask your dentist always to be minimally invasive.. Ask for inlays, onlays, 3/4 crowns in the back (posterior) regions when possible, and key is to preserve as much solid tooth structure as possible. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
How does a composite tooth veneer compare in cost to a porcelin veneer? 2/3rds of the out-of-pocket cost to the patient with no insurance?
Veneers: Short term or long term? Thrilled or satisfied? Porcelain veneers, while having a higher initial cost are superior to composite veneers in durability and aesthetics and over time probably less costly. Composite veneers wear down, can change color and will need replacement over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is the typical cost of a large back tooth implant the same cost as a small front lower tooth implant?
Is alloderm permanent? Will the results of alloderm be permanent, or does it have to be repeated?
AlloDerm : Alloderm is a structural material derived from the skin of human donors. All of the human cells are removed from the alloderm, and only the structural components of the dermis (deep layer of skin) remain. Your own tissue grows into the alloderm scaffold over time. It is routinely used to shape, volumize, and support tissues in procedures including breast reconstruction and abdominal hernia repair. Because your own tissue grows into the alloderm, it is considered permanent. Alloderm, like skin, can stretch out to some degree over time, and a potential risk is that a tight repair of an abdominal hernia may loosen and soften and bulge again. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much tissue growth can alloderm produce? What is the amount of tissue growth possible with alloderm?
Varies: Alloderm is a tissue matrix that can be used in multiple locations and applications. The amount of tissue growth will vary on multiple variables specific to any given case. It will depend on the application, host site, history of disease, technical ability of the surgeon, and even other variables like smoking. When used correctly it can be very helpful. Ask your doctor about specifics to your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to see full results of alloderm? How long after having alloderm until i see the full results?
Acellular dermal mat: Alloderm is a great acellular dermal matrix product made from human skin. It has many applications throughout the human body. How long until you see the result depends on how and where it was used. Eventually it becomes fully revascularized and incorporated into your own tissue. ...Read more
No: Alloderm and it's injectable form, cymetra, are acellular tissue "fillers" used surgically to bridge gaps such as hernias or reinforce weakened tissue. They are made from cadaveric human skin that has been specially treated to remove all but collagen matrix which is used as a lattice for the body to form scar tissue around. It is slowly reabsorbed in this process and gone within 6-12 months. ...Read more
Tissue graft: The alloderm is a donated tissue, used as connective tissue graft around teeth that has lost the attached gingiva, due to ooclusal trauma like bruxing, or abrasive brushing, or poor dental work alloderm or perioderm are the same, it's safe and effective in covering root recession ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How painful is alloderm? How painful is the procedure for alloderm and what kind of anesthetic is used?
It happens: Any time you have a graft done there is a chance of failure. It can be caused by many different factors ranging from an infection to rotten luck. I have seen grafts fail from time to time and sometimes we just have no idea what happened. If your doctor followed all the protocols your graft had a great chance of success but failure is always possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer: If you use the tissue from your own palate, the rejection of the tissue will not occur. However you will have pain due to the surgery in the palate but this pain is mostly discomfort. If you use alloderm, there is a minimal chance of rejection but there will be no pain in the palate. Either option has the same end result. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was wondering what are the pros and cons of using your own palate donor tissue vs commercial alloderm material?
Many: Pros of using your own tissue: 1)inexpensive 2)tissue compatibility, 3)preserve blood supply to graft by choosing certain technique cons of using your own tissue: 1) pain/morbidity from graft harvesting site 2)only limited amount of grafting tissue can be harvest, 3)sometimes poor quality of grafting tissue pros of using alloderm: 1)avoid donor site wound (pain, healing) 2)unlimited quantity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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