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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

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

Not a problem: As a general rule, dental implants are relatively no-invasive. Although there are small risks whenever you have any surgery, it will not affect your general health. Major implant companies all produce fine products... The surgeon and restorative dentist will choose the right components for your situation. ...Read more

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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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Do dental implants work?

Do dental implants work?

YES ! : Dental implants have been around for over 50 years. Today -the success rate of dental implants is 95-98%. Dental implants do work. We can replace one missing tooth or the whole mouth, so you can have permanent teeth and enjoy food and have quality of life you deserve. ...Read more

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What are dental implants made from?

What are dental implants made from?

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

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Can anyone have dental implants?

Can anyone have dental implants?

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

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If you can't do dental implants for some reasons...Are dental bridges good or should be avoided?

If you can't do dental implants for some reasons...Are dental bridges good or should be avoided?

Reasons ?: Dental implants mimic your natural teeth, and fixed prosthetics come in a close second. The answer to your question for your mouth depends on the condition of the supporting teeth. A local dentist, after examining you, can best give you the pros and con's. ...Read more

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How successful are dental implants?

How successful are dental implants?

Success rate 93- 98%: Success rates of dental implants is depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of 93- 98%. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are dental implants?

Could you tell me what are dental implants?

See below: A dental implant is an artificial root like structure that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. ...Read more

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Are dental implants always  painfull?

Are dental implants always  painfull?

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 or advil. Often times, the dental extraction is by far more uncomfortable than a dental implant. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do dental implants have any effect on our health?

Do dental implants have any effect on our health?

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

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