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Dr. Greg Rubin Dr. Rubin
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Do dental implants work?

Dr. Greg Rubin Dr. Rubin
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Do dental implants work?

YES ! : Dental implants have been around for over 50 years. Today -the success rate of dental implants is 95-98%. Dental implants do work. We can replace one missing tooth or the whole mouth, so you can have permanent teeth and enjoy food and have quality of life you deserve. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read more

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Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read more

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Aredental bridges so inferior to implants?

Aredental bridges so inferior to implants?

They Have Problems: Bridges can last a long time, if you take care of them. However, studies show that implants are easier to maintain for a lifetime, and have a higher probability of lasting. They also don't damage the teeth on either side, like bridges. They can cost a bit more up-front, but they require less maintenance and generally have fewer problems down the road. So, they're more cost efficient long-term. ...Read more

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Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Yes: Dental implants have been around for many years . Proper treatment planning is the key for the success of dental implants. ...Read more

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Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Could be.: We like to think that all dentists are cosmetic dentists! cosmetic dentistry is not a speciality. Though some general dentists may place and restore dental implants, dental implants are often placed by specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists. The general dentists or prosthodontist then places the crown on top of the implant. ...Read more

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How much do bone graphs for dental implants cost after insurance?

How much do bone graphs for dental implants cost after insurance?

Depends: The question of bone graft expense really depends on two things... 1) how much, if any, of the bone grafting procedure will be covered by your insurance. 2) what type and quantity of bone grafting do you require? The investment may be minimal to extensive. However, if you truly want dental implants, there may be no other choice. Keep smiling. ...Read more

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How successful are dental implants?

How successful are dental implants?

Success rate 93- 98%: Success rates of dental implants is depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of 93- 98%. ...Read more

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Can others besids a dentist do cleaning, filling, root canal, make crowns and bridges, implants?

Can others besids a dentist do cleaning, filling, root canal, make crowns and bridges, implants?

Legally, no.: Only exception is in the Dental School. Here the Dental Student may perform these treatments under the supervision of a licensed Dentist on staff. Cleanings may be done by licensed Hygenist. ...Read more

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Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Sometimes.: The materials used for dental sealants stick to tooth surface but won't stick to metal fillings. Some times dentists place dental sealants next to fillings to fill in any small gaps between the filling and the tooth's surface. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic dentistry pull teeth out, such as veneers, implants, etc ?

Can cosmetic dentistry pull teeth out, such as veneers, implants, etc ?

Yes: Dentists have the training to pull teeth. A cosmetic dentist prefer to perform cosmetic dentistry but have the skills and experience to pull teeth as well ...Read more

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How do dentures and dental implants differ?

Huge difference!: Denture sit on the gums and use suction for retention. Dental implants are biocompatible anchors in the bone that allow a dentrue to snap in or screw in for a significant improvement in stability, support, chewing ability, improved speech and confidence! ...Read more

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How willa dental implant work with braces?

How willa dental implant work with braces?

Must plan ahead!: If you are in need of dental implant treatment and orthodontics, you must plan ahead. Typically, orthodontics is nearly completed prior to implant placement as the implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Once you get to the last few months or in the "detailing" phase, you can usually have your implant placed so that your treatment is completed at about the same time as your orthodontics. ...Read more

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Can instant dental implant require an extraction?

Can instant dental implant require an extraction?

Not always: I am uncertain of what is really meant by instant? Dental implants can be placed immediately after a tooth is removed. Many factors will determine this such as the density of the jaw bone, the amount of jaw bone present, the proximity of vital structures (nerves and blood vessels), medical issues etc. I assume this is what "instant" means. ...Read more

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Can/does a prosthodontist install individual dental crowns and replacements when they wear out?

Can/does a prosthodontist install individual dental crowns and replacements when they wear out?

Definetely,: By definition prosthodontists replace missing natural teeth with fixed or removable appliances, such as crowns, veneers, dentures, bridges, and implants. Prosthodontists receive three years of additional training and he/she is master of complete oral rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How do they put dental crown on implant abutment?

2 options: Implant crowns can either be cemented on to the abutment or screw-retained. The latter may require a filling over the access hole. ...Read more

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Dental implant crowns are more expensive than standard ones and not covered with my insurance. Besides dental school clinic-how to lower their cost?

True: Dental implant crowns are more expensive than standard "tooth" crowns. It is rare that a low budget dental implant crown is available. Dental implant treatment is the best option available and there is premium for this treatment. Be aware that if there are really "cheap" crowns or dental implants being offered, the quality may be compromised. In the long run it may cost more. ...Read more

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Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

DA duties: The laws regarding what dental auxiliaries can and cannot do varies from state to state and is constantly changing. You can contact the state education professional licensing department in your state to know for sure what is legal and what is not. ...Read more

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How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read more

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