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Dental Implants Abroad
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 moreSee 37 more doctor answers
Could be.: We like to think that all dentists are cosmetic dentists! cosmetic dentistry is not a speciality. Though some general dentists may place and restore dental implants, dental implants are often placed by specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists. The general dentists or prosthodontist then places the crown on top of the implant. ...Read moreSee 49 more doctor answers
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
2 failed implants in under 3 years & 4 fillings need redone. Should I have dental review for prior dental work/dentist?
Dental review: Dental treatment can last a long time if done properly and maintained by the patient. Some patients are not ideal candidates for implants-smokers, diabetics, people with healing issues. Fillings can get recurrent decay around and under them over time. It is always your right to request a review. Check with your local dental society and inquire about Peer Review. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Depends: The question of bone graft expense really depends on two things... 1) how much, if any, of the bone grafting procedure will be covered by your insurance. 2) what type and quantity of bone grafting do you require? The investment may be minimal to extensive. However, if you truly want dental implants, there may be no other choice. Keep smiling. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 12 more doctor answers
They Have Problems: Bridges can last a long time, if you take care of them. However, studies show that implants are easier to maintain for a lifetime, and have a higher probability of lasting. They also don't damage the teeth on either side, like bridges. They can cost a bit more up-front, but they require less maintenance and generally have fewer problems down the road. So, they're more cost efficient long-term. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dental implant crowns are more expensive than standard ones and not covered with my insurance. Besides dental school clinic-how to lower their cost?
True: Dental implant crowns are more expensive than standard "tooth" crowns. It is rare that a low budget dental implant crown is available. Dental implant treatment is the best option available and there is premium for this treatment. Be aware that if there are really "cheap" crowns or dental implants being offered, the quality may be compromised. In the long run it may cost more. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Prosthodontist states i cannot have any teeth removed before getting dental implants. Is this true?
More info please: I think that either you are giving us too little information or there was some misunderstanding in the communication between you and the prosthodontist. Feel free to restate your questions. We can't agree or disagree to the question as stated. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more
Huge difference!: Denture sit on the gums and use suction for retention. Dental implants are biocompatible anchors in the bone that allow a dentrue to snap in or screw in for a significant improvement in stability, support, chewing ability, improved speech and confidence! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Must plan ahead!: If you are in need of dental implant treatment and orthodontics, you must plan ahead. Typically, orthodontics is nearly completed prior to implant placement as the implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Once you get to the last few months or in the "detailing" phase, you can usually have your implant placed so that your treatment is completed at about the same time as your orthodontics. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers