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Doctor insights on: How Successful Are Dental Implants If Demineralization Occurring

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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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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They say dental implants are 90%+ successful. Even with perio cleanings & home care, is this still true since no gingival attachment to implant?

They say dental implants are 90%+ successful. Even with perio cleanings & home care, is this still true since no gingival attachment to implant?

Yes: Dental implants are ankylosed and fused to the jaw bone and the crowns are emerged from the implants surrounded by your gums. There are no periodontal ligaments around the implants but you do still need to keep them clean by regular brushing and flossing since harmful bacteria and plaque can still cause inflammation of the gums(peri implantitis ) and subsequent damage to surrounding structure. ...Read more

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What can I expect with a dental bone reconstruction? I will be going in for some dental implants soon, but there is not enough bone for them, so first i will need bone reconstruction. I've read that artifical bone substitutes are used that new bone then s

Bone augmentation: And regeneration techniques are routine these days and very predictable. It sound far scarier than it is. You need a good bony platform to ensure the success of the implants. Hope this helps and thanks for the question. ...Read more

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Do dental implants last forever?

Do dental implants last forever?

Sorry, no: Most implants have wonderful longevity, lasting multiple decades. Bot no restoration is forever. Depends on the amount and nature of the supporting bone, stresses placed on the prosthesis, and especially on your care of the assemblage. Ask your Dentist to evaluate your personal set of circumstances. ...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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