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Can the implant snap?

Can the implant snap?

Rare: Rare for an implant to break. Do not expect it to "snap" all of a sudden. If poorly designed and restored, parts can fracture -- screw, or porcelain. Important to have correct occlusion - bite- for long lasting function and health. Good Luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 happens after an implant?

What happens after an implant?

Implant dentistry: The implant dentistry is the best. While any dental surgery does come with some discomfort, patients generally find that the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you visit your implant dentist for examination and x-rays. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are dents after implant removal normal?

Are dents after implant removal normal?

Dented chest look.: Indentations or having a sunken look is expected after implant removal that's why most plastic surgeons will plan on either replacement implant or a modified breast lift type of procedure to try and minimize the deformity. ...Read more

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Are dents after implant removal permanent?

Are dents after implant removal permanent?

Need further surgery: The dented appearance is temporary especially if you and your plastic surgeon had discussed replacement of implants at a later date or getting a modified breast lift procedure in the future. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: implant?

What is the definition or description of: implant?

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 a transplanted biomedical tissue. ...Read more

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Is there a lens implant for close and distant vision?

Is there a lens implant for close and distant vision?

Yes.: There are advanced technology lens implants that can be used to correct both distance and near vision. These are usually implanted at the time of cataract surgery in properly selected patients. Examples you can check out are restor and tecnis zmboo lenses. ...Read more

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Can there be another alternative to getting an implant?

Can there be another alternative to getting an implant?

Dental implants?: You have a full range of options, but each has benefits and consequences:
do nothing= less immediate cost but decreased function, compromised dentition and no protection from bone loss or arch collapse.
Less expensive options include partials, will not prevent bone loss and large appliance that is removable.
A bridge is similar in cost to an implant & fixed into place but does not stop bone loss. ...Read more

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What can I expect to happen after my failed implant is removed?

What can I expect to happen after my failed implant is removed?

Normal healing: The tissue and bone should heal without incident. The area may be filled-in with grafting material. This may also be called site or ridge preservation. After the area heals, it is common to place another implant and try again. Check for why it failed. Often it is load / occlusion (bite) related. Also, systemic problems -- diabetes. Smoking can be a factor. Don't give up. See a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get a larger butt? Or is an implant necessary?

Fat transfer: Implants are at high risk of infection, extrusion and deformity. ...Read more

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What is the difference between (1)pterigoid (2) boi and (3) one piece implant?

What is the difference between (1)pterigoid (2) boi and (3) one piece implant?

Location, type: Pterygoid refers to the location of the implant placement. One piece means that there is no intermediate connectability between the implant and the restoration. That is, there is no removable abutment connected to the implant onto which the restoration is then connected. Boi has no meaning in the dental implant arena. ...Read more

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Is having a big butt implant like the hollywood stars a bad thing? What happens with age?

Is having a big butt implant like the hollywood stars a bad thing? What happens with age?

Gluteal implants: Gluteal implants are at higher risk for infection and extrusion than other implants placed. Techniques such as fat grafting are gaining popularity as its more natural and not artificial. All implants (with the exception of breast) do not fall with age if positioned correctly. However- tissues can fall around the implant. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a females body to get back to normal cycle after being on the rod implant for a year?

How long does it take for a females body to get back to normal cycle after being on the rod implant for a year?

Quickly: In clinical trials most people resumed normal menstrual cycles almost immediately. Obviously some will vary and take longer. ...Read more

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I got the implant on aug 28 I started spottin September 16 nd im still spottin on and off is there anyway to stop it?

I got the implant on aug 28 I started spottin September 16 nd im still spottin on and off is there anyway to stop it?

Ans: It will take a few months for the body to adjust the hormone levels. The spotting hopefully will stop in a few months ...Read more

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If one butt implant is causing pain due to being on a nerve - is there a solution? Otherwise Great results. Thank

If one butt implant is causing pain due to being on a nerve - is there a solution? Otherwise Great results. Thank

Glad you're happy...: ...but you have to determine how severe your post-operative discomfort may be to warrant you needing or desiring intervention. Talk to your surgeon, & determine if a solution can be devised short of implant removal. ...Read more

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I am wondering how long it takes for a females body to get back to normal cycle after being on the rod implant for three years? Thank you

Varies: It can take anywhere from 1- 12 months. Some bodies are more sensitive to it. Also depends what your periods were like before hand. But after 3 years it may take a while. ...Read more

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What's a safer comtraceptive: the implant or the iud?

Equally safe: Both of those contraceptives are equally safe. They are different however. In truth you have 3 options: 1) implant; 2) iud with Progesterone and ;3) iud without progesterone. Given that they are equally safe, I would make decision on whether you wanted Progesterone or not? Also time frame. The implant is good for 3 yrs, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 yrs, and the copper iud for 10 years. Lots to think of! ...Read more

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Can u implant at 6 dpo?

Can u implant at 6 dpo?

Possible: Implantation six days after ovulation is quite early but it is possible. Usually an embryo implants approximately 7 to 9 days after fertilization though. ...Read more

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When does the placenta implant?

When does the placenta implant?

Day 5-6: The embryo implants into the uterine wall on day 5-6 and marks the beginning of the placental formation. It is fully functional by week 11 when the fetus is no longer reliant on the corpus luteum. ...Read more

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How long does implant spotting last?

How long does implant spotting last?

Varies: From woman to woman and which implant and dosage were used. May last 2-8 weeks if new to hormone implant therapy until your body adjusts to the new hormone load. ...Read more

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Can I be allergic to my lens implant?

No: Lens implants are made of plastic which does not interact with your immune system. There are other conditions in the eye which may have set up an inflammation in your eye (uveitis) but the origination is not the lens implant. ...Read more

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In dentistry, what does "implant" mean?

In dentistry, what does "implant" mean?

Tooth replacement: An implant is an artificial means usually a metal rod or screw that is placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. It acts as a "root" so that your dentist can then build upon it to place a post in the implant and then a crown on top of that which completes the replacement of your missing dentition. ...Read more

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Is implant or crown lengthening better?

Is implant or crown lengthening better?

Expectations?: Crown lengthening is a procedure performed to increase the clinical crown of a tooth so that a proper fitting crown can fit over top. This procedure involves removing bone around the tooth. The long term prognosis is fair at best. If the tooth has had prior root canal treatment, and unless you have a desire to keep this tooth as long as possible, I believe the implant would serve you the best. ...Read more

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Shall I receive radioactive seed implant?  

Shall I receive radioactive seed implant?  

Complex question: This is a complex question and depends on exactly what kind of tumor you have, where it is located, how large it is, and what other treatments may be available to you. Unfortunately it's not a simple discussion. ...Read more

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What should I expect after an icd implant?

What should I expect after an icd implant?

Some soreness: You will have a prosthetic device in your left upper chest (common location) that you can feel after the bandage is removed -- and you will have a periodic icd clinic with your cardiologist and may be other surveillance tools by phone or online at your cardiologist discretion. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to my titanium implant?

Could I be allergic to my titanium implant?

Unlikely: Titanium is one of the metals least likely to cause allergy problems. Nickel or cobalt are the most likely metal allergens. ...Read more

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What are common side effects off the implant?

More info, please!: What kind of implant? Please ask your question again and clarify what type of implant and why you are having it done, or considering having it done. ...Read more