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Dangers Of Dental Implants
How dangerous for my health to have 4 dental implants and 3 bone grafting? And what is the best from the best implants today? Thank you
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 more
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 more
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 (acetaminophen) or advil. Often times, the dental extraction is by far more uncomfortable than a dental implant. ...Read more
Very Routine: Having dental implant treatment is a very routine procedure today. The techniques and instruments have made undergoing dental implant surgery very safe, comfortable, and predictable. You will be numb during the procedure, and it only takes a few minutes to actually place the implant by an experienced surgeon. You may feel some vibration or pressure, but no discomfort at all. Keep smiling! ...Read more
Bone stabalization: Dental implants keep the jaw bone from deteriorating away after a tooth is pulled. Dentists can anchor teeth to them individually or a full set of teeth to a series of them. Sometimes people who wish to have an implant placed to replace a tooth they lost years ago can not do so without augmenting the jaw bones height and/or width to allow for implant placement. ...Read more
Many positive things: When implants are done properly, . ..Meaning thoroughly planned using all diagnostic and planning tools such as ct scan and models with collaboration of a surgeon (periodontist or oral surgeon) ; your experienced general dentist, or prosthodontist, then you can expect things to go very smooth ; predictable. The implant success is mainly related to how carefully every thing is pre-planned. ...Read more
Prosthodontist: Consult with the best prosthodontist in your local area. Consult 2 or even 3 until you find someone whom you trust ; their advice makes sense. A general dentist depending upon their training ; experience may serve you equally well. Have them go over all your options based upon exam, x-rays, models, finances, goals, etc. Until you understand your options ; what is best for you! Implants best option. ...Read more
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 more
The best!: Compared to alternatives such as fixed bridgework, removable dentures or leaving a missing space open, a dental implant is an incredible, long lasting restoration. Most patients find the procedure very "easy, " especially compared to a tooth extraction. And...When the implant is restored with its crown, it feels almost exactly like your natural tooth. It's the future of dentistry! ...Read more
Lack of pain: Lack of pain and stability of implants. ...Read more
Normal things.: If your implants are healed, stable and properly restored you should be able to eat a normal diet. Of course, I would avoid anything too hard as you could fracture the porcelain / acrylic just like you could fracture your natural teeth or fillings. I advise all my patients to avoid crunching down on hard things like frozen milky ways, frozen grapes, ice, etc. Even on their own teeth. Enjoy! ...Read more
Check: Must check with them. Might see your Dentist first to know what it is you need. Good Luck. ...Read more
Limited criteria: My research shows that the british national health service (nhs) has a very limited criteria for setting dental implants. You must be born with a congenital defect like a cleft lip or palate and are missing 6 or more teeth. Also implants are allowed for (recent) "trauma" such as road accidents or head or neck cancer surgery. That is all they cover! ...Read more
Depends: That will be determined on the "why" the implants are needed. For instance if an accident cause the loss, of a tooth the implant is usually covered. Insurance companies are getting better at covering for them, but some still not with it. Use a predetermination with your insurance company to be sure prior to starting work if you can not afford the implant without the insurance. ...Read more
Yes: Implants will not change position. However, you may adjust or replace the restoration that they support as needed. Knowing how to maintain the correct bite on the implants is critical to comfort, function and success. Good Luck. ...Read more
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 more
I would consider traveling to Montreal, Canada to lower the cost of three dental implants that my group insurance does not help me with. Suggestions?
In 2 weeks, I go for my 1st dental implant consult. Everyone seems to be in a rush. What is an average amount of time to ask #'s without annoying dds?
Questions: The dentists should be willing and happy to answer any and all questions. ...Read more