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Are metal partials found by airport metal detectors?

Are metal partials found by airport metal detectors?

Not likely: I have never heard of dental restorations triggering the alarms, but if you want to avoid the delay or any embarassment, consider putting your partials in a case in your carry-on. ...Read more

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Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Possibly: I would not think that 3 small screws in a metacarpal bone would set off metal detectors but they could with the advances in scanning technology at airports. If you have any documentation relating to the surgery you received that could be helpful. If not I am sure they would just use a wand scanner to focus on areas of concern and only your hand should trigger a positive response. ...Read more

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Will my piercings set off the airport metal detectors.?

Possibly: Like any metal (buttons, zippers, necklaces) if there is enough mass to register on the machine, it is possible that your piercings will activate the alarm. Rather than deal with the delay and the potential embarrassment, consider removing them before the tsa experience. ...Read more

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Can 2 screws in my foot set off a metal detector?

Can 2 screws in my foot set off a metal detector?

No, because: Titanium is a special metal that will not set off the airport detectors. ...Read more

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Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Depends: Usually metal has physical properties closer to the physical properties of tooth structure and porcelain is harder and can sear tooth enamel.... Ask your dentist what is used in the office or if there are choices. Sometimes a prosthodontist has special training in this area and give you the service you desire. ...Read more

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Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth  move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Nesbit: It is certainly possible for your teeth to shift when you do not wear this device. Will you be doing an implant to replace your missing tooth? Replacing your tooth would be better than wearing a nesbit. ...Read more

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Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more

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Can partial braces have the rubber bands?

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Can partial braces have the rubber bands?

Partial Braces: This partial braces technology uses "self-ligating" brackets -- no rubber bands or additional wire are required. ...Read more

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Does steel plate in arm show up on an airport metal detector?

Does steel plate in arm show up on an airport metal detector?

Yes: You need to be hand screened -- and remember to tell them when you arrive. It will set them off -- and that will just delay you. You will be hand-screened or searched. The microwave technology does not do a good job determining what the metal plate or orthopedic device is, although it is getting better. ...Read more

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Which screws are better in a kneecap. Dissolvable screws or metal ones.?

Which screws are better in a kneecap. Dissolvable screws or metal ones.?

Either:- 4 the foll-: Owing reasons: 1: metal ones can be seen easily seen on xrays, so if they back out or break, or get loose, the problem can be easily confirmed; while with the dissolvable, the true nature cannot be ascertained. So DX can be made earlier & treated sooner. 2: the dissolvable ones do not need to be removed. 3: metal are easier to work with, than dissolvable ones. 4: personal choice of the orthopod. ...Read more

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Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...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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Please interpret nonhealing subtrochanteric femur fracture -cephalomedullary device in place. Device has fallen into significant almost 80 deg varus?

Please interpret nonhealing subtrochanteric femur fracture -cephalomedullary device in place. Device has fallen into significant almost 80 deg varus?

Fracture: The device is the intramedullary nail or screw stabilizing / transfixing the fracture. Varus angulation means inward angulation, 80 degrees is the amount of angulation. Sounds like the fracture has not healed and the hardware has changed its relative position. Need to see your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Which works faster: invisalign or metal braces?

Which works faster: invisalign or metal braces?

Depends on patients!: Patient compliance is an important factor when comparing the duration of treatment with invisalign vs. Braces. Both invisalign and braces work only by being placed and staying on teeth. If invisalign is not being worn on a full time basis, the correction it can provide will become limited to the time it's being worn. The same delay can occur if braces break frequently from eating hard food. ...Read more

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