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Asymmetrical jaw, feel prob somtimes on tooth structre , itchng and uncomfortng feelng on less devlopd part of face orthognal, jaw , implants whic is best?

Asymmetrical jaw, feel prob somtimes on tooth structre , itchng and uncomfortng feelng on less devlopd part of face orthognal, jaw , implants whic is best?

Complex: The answer to your complex condition requires an indepth evaluation and analysis by an expert and competent dentist. Some general dentists do not feel comfortable being the quarterback of team approach to complex problems, but there are exceptional generalists who have the skill, experience and competence to organize a great team of specialists in providing the best options and results! ...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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Can the body reject an endodontic implant? I'm going to need an endodontic implant, and since it will be implanted so far down in my jaw i'm concerned about the possibility of my body rejecting it or me having some kind of reaction. Is this possible? .

Can the body reject an endodontic implant? I'm going to need an endodontic implant, and since it will be implanted so far down in my jaw i'm concerned about the possibility of my body rejecting it or me having some kind of reaction. Is this possible?


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Endodontic : Endodontic implants (e.I.) were used many years ago and the procedure has been abandoned for the more predictable intraosseous implant. E.I. Are posts that were extended through the existing tooth root canal into the surrounding bone, more deeply than a tooth root was designed to go. So your answer is **yes they can fail** now, in more modern times, the entire tooth root is removed, allowing the bone to heal & solidify, thereby offering a greater, more stable foundation for support. These current implants are placed into the jaw bone & don't need to be any longer than a normal tooth root & will not jeopardize the health of the surrounding bone & structures, because they simply replace the tooth root. A porcelain tooth is attached to the implant & will look, feel & perform like a natural tooth. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to get a jaw bone grafting before tooth implant?

Is it necessary to get a jaw bone grafting before tooth implant?

Not necessarily: It depends on the starting condition of the area to be implanted. If there has been bone loss/damage, or if there is a specific cosmetic issue that is being corrected, then the answer is 'yes'. There are some situations where bone graft may not be necessary. The quality, density, thickness and height of the bone are some of the determining factors. Your dentist can/should review this with you. ...Read more

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What's involved with a chin implant surgery... My jaw hurts sometimes..???

What's involved with  a chin implant surgery... My jaw hurts sometimes..???

Chin implants: Chin implants are more for cosmetic concerns and will not resolve jaw pain. Please see a dentist to determine if your problem is dental related. AllAll the best.. ...Read more

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Missing molar for 4 years on the lower right jaw caused facial asymmetry. Can an implant restrore it? Do i need anything else? How much would it cost

Missing molar for 4 years on the lower right jaw caused facial asymmetry. Can an implant restrore it? Do i need anything else?  How much would it cost

Doubtful: Doubtful that failing to replace 1 missing tooth would result in facial asymmetry. Possible, however, that other teeth have tipped and drifted into the missing-tooth site. You may need tooth realignment before implant/crown can be placed. See your Dentist for evaluation and comprehensive treatment plan, including cost estimate. ...Read more

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Is there a diffrent method of doing a tooth implant? I've had a tooth implant fall out three times over a year or so. It fell out about 3-4 weeks after the procedures were done. They said that my jaw has been rejecting it or something down those lines. Is

Is there a diffrent method of doing a tooth implant? I've had a tooth implant fall out three times over a year or so. It fell out about 3-4 weeks after the procedures were done. They said that my jaw has been rejecting it or something down those lines. Is

Dental : Dental implants have a success rate of about 95% so the fact the it failed 3x over a year is unusual. It is always a possibility that you cannot receive an implant in that particular area of the jaw due to rejection, but before you make that a final conclusion, i would see a board-certified periodontist or an oral surgeon for a consult if you had the implant placed by a someone else. Periodontists and oral surgeons are specialists in dental implant surgery. ...Read more

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Any risk from dental extraction & implant on front tooth # 26 with regard to nerves in the jaw. How likely dental nerve injuries.

Any risk from dental extraction & implant on front tooth # 26 with regard to nerves in the jaw. How likely dental  nerve injuries.

Surgical risks: All medical and dental procedures have some risk. In the hands of competent surgeons the risks are small. I would say the risk is less in the area of #26 than many other areas of the mouth. You should be confident with your treating doctor and comfortable having the procedure. Ask any pertinent questions before going ahead with this procedure. I wouldn't be overly concerned. ...Read more

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Is a chin & jaw implant/augmentation with rhinoplasty risky? Can I have them both done together under only local anestesia with sedation?

Is a chin & jaw implant/augmentation with rhinoplasty risky? Can I have them both done together under only local anestesia with sedation?

Mild risk.: Every surgery carries some risk. However, smaller, quicker procedures are generally less risky than complicated, longer procedures. A chin augmentation can be combined with a rhinoplasty and done safely under local anesthesia with sedation. I would suggest making sure your surgeon and/or anesthetist is acls certified, and that your surgeon is certified by the american board of plastic surgery. ...Read more

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I am interested in getting jaw and/or chin implants, but fear that after building more muscle/maturing a bit more my face shape may change?

Talk to surgeon: Any plastic surgery is affected by age, weight and time to varying extents. Talk to a couple of different surgeons about what you want done, what you hope to achieve and the results both long term and short term of any procedure. Go with the doc who you trust most and do some research about the procedure on your own as well. ...Read more

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Which part of a dental implant wears out? I know dental implants don't last forever, but i'm curious about which part wears out. The crown? The anchor screwed into the jaw? Both? .

Which part of a dental implant wears out? I know dental implants don't last forever, but i'm curious about which part wears out. The crown? The anchor screwed into the jaw? Both?


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As : As always, dr mcleod has given sound advice. Of you take good care of your teeth and the implant(s), it should last a very, very long time. Great thing about titanium, gold, and porcelain is that they don't decay! you never have to worry about a cavity on an implant or crown. But as mentioned, inflammation around an implant due to calculus can lead to bone loss. As always, porcelain can crack, and screws can break if excess forces are applied. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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I have 4 implants equally spaced in lower jaw.Could I have a bridge or anything except a denture attached to these?Denture a nightmare.

I have 4 implants equally spaced in lower jaw.Could I have a bridge or anything except a denture attached to these?Denture  a nightmare.

Yes: You can have a full set of teeth screwed onto the dental implants. A permanent option where the teeth are not removable. Consult your dentist to see if this is an option. I hope you did not have mini implants placed. ...Read more

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Does a dental panoramic X-ray show the positioning of the mandibular nerve in the lower jaw for implant planning?

Does a dental panoramic X-ray show the positioning of the mandibular nerve in the lower jaw for implant planning?

No: X-ray is2dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional object. A CBCT (Cone Beam CAT Scan) allows 360 degree look at the area. ...Read more

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I'd rather not have my gums cut along the jaw line to be fully exposed to have a dental implant. Does Nobel BioCare solve this to some extent?

I'd rather not have my gums cut along the jaw line to be fully exposed to have a dental implant. Does Nobel BioCare solve this to some extent?

Yes: With the use of CBTs, soft tissue lasers and surgical stents the need for full flaps is certain cases is not needed and Nobel BioCare has created a system to help with that. Now you can do this with other systems as well so Nobel BioCare is not the end-all by any means and a skilled dentist/clinician can certainly help you with your questions and concerns ...Read more

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If you are having jaw implants removed, is it an in office procedure, will you be awake or asleep? Does a general surgeon do this or oral surgeon?

If you are having jaw implants removed, is it an in office procedure, will you be awake or asleep? Does a general surgeon do this or oral surgeon?

Plastic Surgeon: I would recumbent having implants removed by a plastic surgeon ... under anesthesia ... he or she may need to remove the capsule also and potentially need to place a temporary drane. ...Read more

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Dental implant related to jaw bone loss?

No: A dental implant actually helps preserve the jaw bone. It maintains good bone volume. Missing or infected teeth actually causes bone loss. ...Read more

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How long would it usually take to fit two dental implants on the upper jaw bone?

Anatomy and quality: There are anatomical restrictions that make the site either ideal or not: proximity to the nasal sinus is an important factor, as are the roots of adjacent teeth. It is more important to plan well, have spot on imaging and use proper case selection. The speed of the doctor is really unimportant, the quality of the diagnostics and the procedure are most vital. ...Read more

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How much dental pain is there if the dentist severes the mandibular jaw nerve during an implant?

How much dental pain is there if the dentist severes the mandibular jaw nerve during an implant?

Nerve damage: It depends on the level of injury to the nerve fiber. It can range from no feeling at all to constant pain without any stimulation. Either way, it should be evaluated immediately by a specialist. Most likely the implant has to be removed. ...Read more

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I noticed atrophy in my bottom jaw bone exactly where i had tooth implant 2 years ago. Could this lead for the implant tooth to fall ?

How did you: Diagnose atrophy? What are your symptoms? Best to be evaluated by the doctor who placed the implant if possible otherwise another dentist who is familiar with implants. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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