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Is oral sedation at the dentist office common? The patient usually has little to no memory of the implant dental procedure? Pill takes place of shots?

Is oral sedation at the dentist office common? The patient usually has little to no memory of the implant dental procedure? Pill takes place of shots?

A Useful Tool: Many patients cannot tolerate dental procedures while awake. A range of solutions is available from mild sedation (a pill) to full anesthesia in a hospital setting. Check with your dentist, the Internet or the yellow pages for the names of sedation dentists near you. What you'll need depends on your state of mind, health and the work that needs to be done. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 is dental implant?

What is dental implant?

Tooth root replaced: A dental implant is a titanium screw that is implanted in your jaw bone to replace a missing tooth root. Then you can anchor a new tooth to it. It usually takes 3-6 months to fully integrate in to bone. Have a blessed day!! ...Read more

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How expensive is one dental implant?

How expensive is one dental implant?

$1200 to $3000: The advantages of having dental implants are the natural look, feel and function of real teeth and they are a permanent solution for missing teeth. The costs of dental implants will vary depending on your geographical location. The average fee for one implant ranges from $1200 to $3000. Just remember, if the maintenance is done properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. ...Read more

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What does a dental implant look like?

What does a dental implant look like?

Dental implant: A dental implant looks like a metal bolt. Of course it comes in a sterile pack, is composed of titanium, and has a special coating on it to help the bone grow around it (integrate). Once the implant is placed, it takes atleast a few months to integrate into the bond and then a metal post (abutment) is placed. This is what sticks up out of the gums. Then your will get a crown on the abutment. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I need a dental implant?

How do I tell if I need a dental implant?

Varies: Dental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. If you are missing teeth, a dental implant may be your best option. However, in some situations a dental implant may not be possible. See your dentist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is the dental implant procedure painful?

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

No: As long as you are properly anesthetized you will feel no pain. You may have mild discomfort after the procedure. ...Read more

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When do I need to get a dental implant done?

When do I need to get a dental implant done?

Now: If you are in good health and there is adequate alveolar jaw bone to anchor the dental implant, then dental implant treatment is the best option. The sooner you undergo treatment the more beneficial it will be. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the pros and corn of dental implant?

What is the pros and corn of dental implant?

Appearance/cost: Dental implants give an excellent result in appearance. They can look very similar to your original tooth. Also they do not require any special care like a bridge or false teeth may require. The drawback has to do with cost which is quite high and the time it takes to do an effective implant. If you get an implant make sure that you see a dentist that does implants regularly. ...Read more

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How much time is this dental implant process?

How much time is this dental implant process?

Dental implant: Typically you have the implant placed and have to wait 3-6 months for the bone to heal around the implant (or integrate). Your dentist will decide how much time is needed for integration of the implant. It also depends on the location and type of bone the implant is placed in. Then you come in and have an impression taken. Once the impression is taken, then it takes 2-3 weeks for the crown. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a dental implant?

What to do if I have to get a dental implant?

Dental implant: You don't have to do anything except pay for it. If you dentist does do implants then get them to refer you to someone that does. The procedure involves getting evaluation, getting the implant placed, waiting 3-6 months for healing, then getting the crown placed. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to do a dental implant?

What is the procedure to do a dental implant?

Osteotomy first: A small hole also known as an osteotomy is placed within the bone and a fixture similar to a small screw is thread into place. An abutment is then attached to the implant. The crown relicating the missing tooth is then either cemented or screwed into the fixture. ...Read more

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Is getting a dental implant post removed painful?

Is getting a dental implant post removed painful?

No: You would expect similar post operative symptoms related to removing a tooth. Post operative pain is related to the pre-existing condition of the failed implant or tooth. In general, the average patient has minimal post operative discomfort. If you are referring to removing an implant abutment (post?), there is no pain associated with that since it resides inside the implant ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't get a dental implant?

What will happen if I don't get a dental implant?

Teeth could shift: Teeth that shift will not occlude correctly, resulting in an inefficient bite. This will put additional stress on your other teeth. The shifting, tilted teeth can end up with periodontal bone loss. Supererupted antagonist teeth may result in occusal prematurities. Consider replacing the missing tooth. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't get a dental implant?

What will happen if I don't get a dental implant?

Bone loss: After a tooth is removed, the most obvious result is a gap in your smile. Less obvious is the loss of chewing ability. While these are serious issues to consider, a potentially bigger problem lies hidden beneath the gum call bone loss. Without your teeth and bone loss, your face will begin to look prematurely aged. The good news is that tooth replacement with dental implants help prevent bone loss ...Read more

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How do you know if your dental implant is failing?

See your dentist: Only a dentist can tell for certain if an implant is failing, however signs you may notice yourself include a loose tooth or teeth connected to an implant or implants. Pain, swelling, and/or oozing can also be problem indications. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a dental implant "fail"?

What does it mean to have a dental implant "fail"?

Did not integrate: Typically this means that the bone did not grow to the implant surface in order to lock it into place. So, the implant becomes mobile (loose) and will work its way out or will need to be removed. Can also "fail" over time due to excess occlusal (biting) forces, bone/tissue infection, and sometimes for unknown reasons. Success rates are in the high 90's %. ...Read more

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Could you explain why does my dental implant hurt?

Could you explain why does my dental implant hurt?

No, needs to b seen: Was the implant itself (fixture) placed recently or a long time ago? Does it hurt with pressure only? Are you sure it's that implant tooth and not the adjacent teeth? Is it a single implant or part of an implant prosthesis? Did something happen suddenly or has this been developing over time? You would have to see a dentist in person who can examine and x-ray the area and tell you what's going on. ...Read more

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What would be the cost of one dental implant in us?

What would be the cost of one dental implant in us?

Depends on the area: Fees for dental procedures vary depending on the geographical location in the country. A fee range between $3000 and $4500 should encompass over 90% of the practices in this country. This would cover the cost for the implant, abutment, and the crown which is everything needed to replace one tooth. To be sure of the fees in your area please check with your local dental professionals. ...Read more

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Can I have some tips needed on dental implant crowns?

Dental implant: The dental implant procedure is usually a three stages process requiring a minor oral surgery that is performed by your dentist or an oral surgeon. After implant is integrated a crown is placed that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. If dental implant properly cared for, they can last a lifetime! ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get a dental implant?

It varies: On whether you need grafting, if a tooth is still present and so on. Often the time it takes to actually place the implant is 30-60 minutes. Once it is in, then we typically wait for 3-4 months before placing the crown. Sometimes this can happen faster. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a dental implant?

Not long: Most procedures are quick an uninvolved that by the next day, all is well.

Each case is different, so ask your surgeon what they think. ...Read more

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Is it possible to schedule a dental implant immediately?

Is it possible to schedule a dental implant immediately?

Yes: As long as the doctor office is equipped and ready then you can have the procedure finished immediately. Our office has a ct scanner inside and is fully equipped. Dental implant treatment can be delivered within a day if needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dental implant?

What is the definition or description of: dental implant?

Artificial Roots: I describe implants as artificial roots made of titanium. The implant gives us a foundation to attach a crown and together they function as a replacement for the missing tooth. ...Read more

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Can I wear my partial after dental implant are uncovered?

Can I wear my partial after dental implant are uncovered?

Yes, if...: It's important that the implant be stable and integrated before allowing any real forces on it. Usually8 takes up to 4 months for implants to integrate with surrounding bone. ...Read more

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What does the process of getting a dental implant entails?

What does the process of getting a dental implant entails?

Surgery &Restoration: The implant fixture is first placed with surgery, then a dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is added to the implant. A variable amount of healing time is required before a dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens while getting a dental implant?

Replace tooth root: If it is a healed site, under local anesthesia, with no pain, an opening in the jaw is established with a series of drills. The root replacement (implant) is screwed into the jaw. This provides the support for a new tooth. The techniques are efficient, pain free (during and after) there will be minimal soreness and bleeding, back to work in the afternoon following a morning insertion. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions needed on dental implant crowns?

Can you give me suggestions needed on dental implant crowns?

See your dentist: To cover a dental implant there are many types of dental crowns. The implant crowns can either be screwed into implants or cemented on to them. The answers given here in this forum are general in nature. For advice concerning your specific condition, you should see your dentist for evaluation and implant crown treatment options. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want a dental implant please answer?

Call your dentist: Today's dental implant is virtually indistinguishable from other natural teeth and could be done in one simple easy step. Dental Implant can improve your function, look and the quality of your life. General dentists usually determine if an implant is appropriate for you, but sometimes they may refer you to a dental surgeon or periodontist. Take care. ...Read more

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Dental experts! What type of metal is used in dental implant?

Medical grade Ti: The majority of dental implants are made out of commercially pure titanium, which is available in four grades depending upon the amount of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and iron contained. - (sourced from wikipedia). ...Read more

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Does the dental implant process usually take a really long time?

Does the dental implant process usually take a really long time?

How long is long?: A broken bone heals in 8 weeks. A dental implant can integrate similarly. Every implant is different. Some can be placed and restored predictably the day the real tooth is removed. Other factors (health, habits like smoking, money, anxiety, missing bone/gum tissue) all affect the therapy and healing times. The actual surgery to place an implant is usually less than an hour. ...Read more

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