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Doctor insights on: Jaw Implants Before And After

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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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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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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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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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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