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Doctor insights on: Jaw Implants Before And After

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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? .

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

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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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