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Lots of variables: This sounds like a complex case with a number of possible answers. I recommend you sit down and discuss alternatives with your dentist. If you're not happy with the answer(s), he or she should be happy to send you on for another opinion. Don't be hasty; do get enough information before making the decision about how to proceed as it can make a big difference in your oral & systemic health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extended lower jaw: Mandibular prognathism typicaslly refers to a condition in which the lower jaw outgrows the upper jaw. This results in a more forward position of the lower teeth and chin. It can be minor or major. Hapsburg jaw is a reference to the royalty of that name who demonstrated various degrees of this, often with deformity. If you look around, you will see people with this jaw position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage in joint: The TMJ has a fibrocartilagenous disc between the ball and socket. This can become misaligned, usually because the ball of the joint moves too far up and back in the socket whent he teeth are brought together. You will need to find the best functional joint position (usually with a splint) and then treat to this position. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Your opinion on the pain of inman aligner vs. The pain of invisalign? I'm def. An invisalign candidate; might be for inman (anterior crowding only).
Invisalign less: Inman aligner uses on one appliance to move the teeth. Therefore, the initial force will be substantially higher, and there might be more pain associated. Invisalign uses a series of aligners, each one programed to move the teeth a very, very small distance. Therefore, there is less initial pressure, and less associated discomfort. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Refusal to treat: Dentists cannot refuse to accept patients into their practice or deny dental service to patients because of the patient's race, creed, color, sex or national origin. However, they may exercise reasonable discretion in selecting patients for their practices. Yes, they can refuse to treat you if you do not follow their recommended advice as they become responsible for your well-being. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? My dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon
See a pro: General dentist's who do braces are not as trains or as skilled as Orthodontic Specialists. An Orthodontist knows that the training and skill of the operator is more important then the gadget. Lingual appliances take longer to treat. Damon appliances tend to flare teeth outward. Please seek a specialist's opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: True "lockjaw" is something very seldom seen anymore. It is a very serious result of a life threatening tetanus infection. Most of us receive tetanus vaccine, and also get a tetanus booster if there has been a potentially dirty injury or puncture to the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental Bridge: The bridge is cemented in place, and is made of more natural looking porcelain. The partial has hooks and wires which are needed to attach to your other teeth to keep the partial in place. Furthermore, the partial is a plaque trap and can be difficult to eat and speak with. Talk to your dentist further so you're aware of the advantages and disadvantages of all treatment options. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Same way: Same way 2 porcupines make love, very carefully. Thanks for playing straight man for me. Nance appliances anchored onto molars by metal bands. A special plier, called a Band Removing Plier, will easily pop the bands off the teeth in just seconds. Please see Dentist or Orthodontist who plac d the appliance to assure that it's removal is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Autonomy means the patient can do whatever he or she wants. Beneficence means that a doctor or other professional is looking out for the patient's best interests. Some conflict examples: a patient may still choose to smoke (autonomy) even though he knows it's bad for him and his/her doctor has counseled him to quit (beneficence). ...Read more
Dental: Can a patient have a group PPO insurance plan and an individual dental discount plan for when the PPO plan is lacking coverage?
Yes but...: First the office you go to would have to accept both plans. It also depends upon whether or not they are both for you, or you as a secondary on your spouse's plan. Furthermore, some insurance plans reduce the coverage by the amount another plan pays. You need to discuss this with both insurance plans and the office. I hope you seek quality dental care and not just consider out of pocket costs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which is the best dental implant manufacturer. Nobel or MIS. MIS dental implant review please . Cons& pros. which one is more widely used. ?
Best Dental Implant: If this is a general information question, there are some big names such as Nobel Biocare & Straumann and 3i. However, if the question is what dental implant is best your you, then what is important is to find the best surgeon & restorative dentist in your area and have them determine what is best in their hands & for your particular situation. Who treats you is more important than brand used. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Goal-symmetric limbs: The goal of limb lengthening is to create more symmetry or functional use of the affected limb when compared to the opposite side. This is an elective surgery, and a thorough discussion regarding the risks and benefits of such surgery need to be undertaken prior to considering this option. ...Read more