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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 dangerous if..: Not dangerous if you have no medical problems. I have done 4 implant on women 65 years and older; along with synthetic bone graft. All successful after 5 years. Of course, if you have any medical issues, get clearance from your md first. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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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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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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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What is the cost of dental implants?

Wide range: You can see by the previous answers that a wide range of costs exists.
Lowest cost not the best idea.
Quality counts. ...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 (acetaminophen) or advil. Often times, the dental extraction is by far more uncomfortable than a dental implant. ...Read more

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What is it like to get dental implants?

What is it like to get dental implants?

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

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What are the effects of dental implants?

What are the effects of dental implants?

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

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How painful it is to get dental implants?

How painful it is to get dental implants?

Not very painful: They are not very painful all. Most can be placed with local anesthetic. Usually over the counter pain relievers are given for any spot operative discomfort ...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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I am getting dental implants. What to expect?

I am getting dental implants. What to expect?

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

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Dental implants any other options, what to do?

Dental implants any other options, what to do?

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

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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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Are dental implants good or bad what should I do?

Are dental implants good or bad what should I do?

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

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What are dental implants? Is it painful to get them?

What are dental implants? Is it painful to get them?

Dental implants: Dental implants are small titanium screws placed in the jaw bone to help retain and secure a prosthesis (crown or denture) in the mouth. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the process for dental implants?

I'm wondering what is the process for dental implants?

3 major steps: 1. An individualized treatment plan. 2. The tooth root implant surgery. 3. Final restoration (crown). ...Read more

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What can I eat with dental implants while watching a movie?

What can I eat with dental implants while watching a movie?

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

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Can you tell me if I could have dental implants done on the nhs?

Can you tell me if I could have dental implants done on the nhs?

Check: Must check with them. Might see your Dentist first to know what it is you need. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can you get dental implants on nhs and why do they cost so much?

Can you get dental implants on nhs and why do they cost so much?

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

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Dental experts! What types of metals are used in dental implants?

Titanium-zirconium: The implant is a small part made of titanium or titanium zirconium alloy. This materials generally well-tolerated by the human body. ...Read more

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Dental implants needed - any chances of getting medical insurance to cover it?

Dental implants needed - any chances of getting medical insurance to cover it?

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

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Dental implants are rigid and cannot adapt as a persons bite changes over time. Is this true?

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

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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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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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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?

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?

Stay local: If you have problems after placement then your travel expenses may eat up your savings
A local dentist won't touch implants they didn't place
I am in Florida and have had patients go to Central and South America for cheaper implant fees and return with problems. Stay local ...Read more

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What is dental implant?

Tooth root replaced: A dental implant is a titanium screw that is implanted in your jaw bone to replace a missing tooth root. Then you can anchor a new tooth to it. It usually takes 3-6 months to fully integrate in to bone. Have a blessed day!! ...Read more