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Doctor insights on: Gummy Bear Implants

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

Both: They are basically the same procedure. A crown lengthening may involve bone removal too while a gingivectomy is just soft tissue removal. Both will make the teeth appear larger. ...Read more

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Braces or implant to replace missing couldine?

Braces or implant to replace missing couldine?

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

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Can cosmetic dentistry give people a gummy smile?

Can cosmetic dentistry give people a gummy smile?

Not really: Cosmetic dentistry only improves the appearance of the actual teeth. However, patients may want to show off their pretty new teeth afterwords and deliberately have a gummy smile:). ...Read more

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Can cosmetic dentistry pull teeth out, such as veneers, implants, etc ?

Can cosmetic dentistry pull teeth out, such as veneers, implants, etc ?

Yes: Dentists have the training to pull teeth. A cosmetic dentist prefer to perform cosmetic dentistry but have the skills and experience to pull teeth as well ...Read more

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17 this year,can braces fix gummy smile?

17 this year,can braces fix gummy smile?

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 more

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17 this year,can braces fix gummy smile?

17 this year,can braces fix gummy smile?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can tooth contouring or reshaping fix crooked teeth without getting braces?

Can tooth contouring or reshaping fix crooked teeth without getting braces?

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 more

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Are all hip implants metal?

Are all hip implants metal?

Many materials: Hip implants can be a variety of metals (titanium and cobalt chromium are the most common) some components can also be ceramic or polyethylene. ...Read more

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Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Yes: The presence of any implant, saline or silicone, will affect how the mammograms are performed. If the test is completed in a standard fashion there may be up to 15% of the breast tissue that still will require additional imaging. ...Read more

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Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Yes: Dental implants have been around for many years . Proper treatment planning is the key for the success of dental implants. ...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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Does gummy bear candy cause diarrhea?

Does gummy bear candy cause diarrhea?

Thanks for asking!: It can depends on how is your tolerance to sugar and how much are you consuming. ...Read more

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Could properly fitted dental branemark implants ever come loose?

Could properly fitted dental branemark implants ever come loose?

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 more

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Why don't more orthodontists offer retainers over invisalign or braces? Are there any negative effects of retainers?

Why don't more orthodontists offer retainers over invisalign or braces? Are there any negative effects of retainers?

Definition of retain: A retainer is for maintaining positions of teeth. Retain= to keep in place. Retainers are infrequently used for very limited for very minor tooth movements. ...Read more

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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 more

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Are implants as comfortable as real teeth?

Are implants as comfortable as real teeth?

Yes: An implant is an artificial root on which your dentist builds a crown (artificial tooth). Once the work is done the implant and crown feel exactly like a natural tooth.. ...Read more

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Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

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 more

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