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Gummy Bear Implants
Double mastectomy with "gummy bear implants" gel filled implants but muscle still tightens up, should I be concerned?
Speak: To your surgeon , you will get the best remedy ...Read more
Sight unseen, : We can't tell you what would be the best choice for your specific situation. However, in general, a missing canine would be best replaced by an implant retained crown (assuming the rest of the teeth are in a good position)- which may have to be obtained with orthodontics. Finally, if the canine is impacted, rather than congenitally missing or extracted, it might be possible to bring it down. ...Read more
Possibly: If upper teeth are over erupted and/or protrusive then straightening them can reduce gummy appearance. If problem is skeletal rather than dental, a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery may be required. Best recommendation, see a qualified Orthodontic specialist (Initial Examination usually free) for an evaluation of hour malocclusion and the treatment options that are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Gummy smile has more to do with jaw size and position and lip length and facial muscles. See an Oral Surgeon to determine if it is a skeletal concern or simply excess tissue. If not too severe AND the teeth are too far out of position, then perhaps braces will help. Most likely would involve repositioning jaw. However, never know until you get it checked by the specialist. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Have gummy smile and protruded jaws.which should b done first crrextion of gummy smile or extraction of teeth and applying braces for 2 years?
Advice first: Complex problem. Should be managed only by a board certified orthodontist. Many are not board certified. You may also need the services of an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Small change: You can't recon tour the teeth too much or you will cause damage. Contouring usually only takes place on the edges and not on the front of the teeth. So you can expect very small changes by contouring the teeth. Best to get an orthodontic evaluation to see your options for straightening your teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 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 13 more doctor answers
Depends: Rarely does this happen. However, so much depends on the restoration placed on them AND the very careful routine monitoring of that and maintenance, both daily and professionally. All implant restorations should be checked for the bite contacts at every cleaning - at least every 4-6 months- and appropriately adjusted. These are not like tooth supported restorations and require special attention. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why don't more orthodontists offer retainers over invisalign or braces? Are there any negative effects of retainers?
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Major recession bottom teeth. Gingival grafting help to save futher bone loss or just pull them all out? Teeth pretty solid in place. Bone graft to?
Why?: It is important to determine the factors contributing to the root exposure as well as the severity. Root exposure is accompanied by bone loss. A periodontist is best suited to handle this and should complete a thorough assessment. Once you are informed of the options, you may feel differently. At 72, with no mobility to the teeth, your bone is likely good enough for many years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ortho outcome: The most important question to ask yourself, is what am I trying to accomplish and what is the best way to achieve that goal? Hopefully you want the best aesthetic look and the healthiest teeth and gums. Therefore find the best Orthodontist you can and discuss how best to achieve your goals. Each system has pros and cons. See what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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