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Implant Or Not
Does the dental implant manufacturer need to be the same as the manufacturer for the implant crown when it is finally placed? Or, does it not matter?
What are any known longer term health risks associated with either a root canal or implant procedure that I should consider before choosing one or the other?
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Many dental implants can fail for one reason or another. What fills in the bone hole where the implant was before if a second surgery not an option?
Implant Failures: Implant Failures are actually quite unusual when cases are carefully selected and done by competent surgeons and restorative dentists. If the implant needs to be removed, the surrounding bone fills in the defect. In some cases, bone augmentation might also be required. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is implant based bridge. If broke, can it be replaced like single crown implant or is it like Regular bridge that needs to be cemented.
It is very sturdy: but if it broke it would be a mess and would have to mostly be unscrewed out, etc. (have one). ...Read more
Live your life: Once patients have satisfactorily healed from having breast implant surgery, i tell them to "live their lives". If plastic surgeons put limitations on people's lifestyles after they had breast implants, patients would not get breast implants. At some point, implants rupture. Unfortunately that is the reality. But studies show they can last many years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do you know are implants an option only if the initial root canal fails or can you still have implants after a root canal retreatment fails?
Both are ok: Replacement of a bad tooth with an implant is possible after either scenario. Some variables to consider are the amount of bone present to support the implant, your bite, position of other teeth, and other factors. Seek a consultation for a good implant surgeon. Periodontists or oral surgeons are a good place to start. You might consider getting an endodontist's opinion on saving your teeth. ...Read more
Lift vs Augmentation: Breast lift and breast augmentation are different procedures. A breast augmentation increases your breast size with placement of silicone gel or saline breast implants. A breast lift removes excess, stretched breast tissue to create a lifted, perky look to your own breast tissue. A breast lift may also be performed in conjuntion with augmentation with implants. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Resubmitted: can someone loose a healthy adjacent tooth if a newly placed implant next to it does not take and implant needs removal?
Technically yes..: .. But unlikely. There would have to be a major infection with major bone loss around that implant. So much so that the bone on that adjacent tooth was compromised. That scenario is very unlikely.. The implant would be removed or expelled long before this happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question: In most cases we do not know. Some reasons: 1) poor quality, old, or abnormal embryo, some estimate only 1 embryo in 4 will be successful, 2) inappropriately developed endometrium, which can happen if too much/too little Progesterone before transfer, 3) bad placement or rough/difficult transfer. Many things we still do not know! ...Read more
Is it possible to get birth control that makes you not have a period completely, i don't want the shot or any implant.
Continuous: Continuous birth control pills can help, when taken by skipping the placebo week. Hormones are going to be your best bet for skipping periods. Another idea is the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud as it has some Progesterone in it and sometimes women will have cessation of menses with this iud. Not all women, but some women have that as a side effect. Best of luck. ...Read more
Individual variance: It's amazing how different we all are. Whether it's the removal of a wisdom tooth, periodontal surgery, a sinus lift, or placement of a dental implant, some patients take no pain medication and do not swell while others need strong pain medication, swell and turn black and blue. Everyone is different. I can't predict how you will do. You and your own dentist can predict things better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If conception occured while the IUD was inserted would it be painful or would there be no discomfort?
What popular dental implant system would usually result in the least amount of gum tissue cutting if there is no need for added bone or gum grafting?
Most will: A straight forward surgical implant placement might only need a "tissue punch" or hole or a small incision to allow for the proper placement . Along with a surgical stent made from a CBCT scan, most any of the many root form implant systems will work as you describe. It would depend on what your surgical and restorative team prefers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast implants since 1997 no problems saline but sometimes i feel the ripple of the implant do I need to replace if so when?
Breast implants: There is no hard fast rule about having breast implants exchanged. They are technically not permanent implants but unless there is a problem or you need a lift/size change there is no true need to replace them. Many women will decide to change them for size, if they develop capsular contracture (scarring around the implant), deflation, or at the same time as a lift. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers