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Problems related to local anaesthesia 
hello sir, I am Dr amit chadha from punjab,india. I have my problem related to local anesthesia. …

Best adhesives that I might recommend to my dentist 
About 2 years ago I had 3 molars repaired with implants. An oral surgeon did the work of removing the old teeth, and placement of the abutments to the …

Instead Of Having 4 teeth I have 3 
Instead Of Having 4 teeth I have 3. I am a mom of 2 adorable kids which is hard not to smile, but my problem to being different from others keeps me …

Micro Balloon Sinus Lifts 
Seeking Implant/Oral Surgeon that does Micro Balloon Sinus Lifts Hello, I was told by my oral surgeon he could not do a sinus lift because I have …

Is it too late for a dental implant? 
I have lost my front tooth. It stayed like this for 6 years. Now I really want to get it fixed but I am afraid I have waited too long and the Gap became …

Would getting a bridge be quicker than the 3 to 9 months for the full implant procedure? 
A week ago my mother fell and impacted 5 of her front teeth. She is in fairly good health but is 96 years old. Given the fact that implanting would probably …

Can dental implants shift? 
I had my dental implant done about 10 years ago on #8 tooth. I had caps put on my #9 and #7. My #7 crown broke and I had it replaced. There is no mesial …

Will I be without a front tooth at any time during the implant procedure? 
I am thinking about getting a single dental implant. My left upper front tooth is missing and I currently have a flipper to cover up the missing tooth. …

Worried that I’ve waited too long to restore implant. 
I have had implants put in back in January 2011. I now have a temporary abutment in but I have yet to return to my dentist to have the permanent abutment …

Have #26 bridge attached to #24 and #25 implants 
Hello, I have two implants on the upper jaw #24 and #25. #25 required bone graft but no membrane was used. In 4 months I will have the crowns connected …

is it normal to tighten an implant after 2 years 
I have one dental implant and after 2 years The crown came out while I was eating. I went back to the dentist and he said that it is normal because he …

Extreme pain when the abutments and crowns were put on the implants 
I had implants placed in January '08. Upper left (tooth # 13 & 14). I also had bone grafting and a sinus lift. I waited a year later and had my abutments …

There is always something wrong with this tooth.. 
About a year ago I had a root canal gone bad. I had a front tooth pulled and bone grafting. I had problems after that such as scar tissue which they removed …

Can I wait for the tooth to fall out on its own before getting an implant? 
The tooth right next to my front top center tooth had a root canal about three or four years ago. My dentist (who does not do implants) said that it has …

Why a dental implant now? 
I am a 55 year old man. At age 16, one of my front teeth died and I had to have a root canal. The filling kept falling out and after having the filling …

Get one or two dental implant posts implanted. 
my son, age 21, was hit in the mouth and teeth 9 and 10 were knocked out. He needed and received bone grafting. He is ready now for implant crowns, but …

Continue to wear a partial denture while the implant work is done? 
Can I continue to wear a partial denture while the implant work is done? I have just had to have a tooth removed as the crown broke and took the inner …

Broken implant screw caused by too-tight biteguard? 
I had a bridge placed over a lower molar & bi-cuspid with an abutment tooth in the middle, appprox 10 yrs ago. I went to a new dentist to get a new niteguard, …

How to restore Porcelain Crown of Implant  
How to restore Porcelain Crown of Implant Dear Dentist, I got an impant done for one tooth in lower left side jaw three years back in my home country, …

Dentist recommended a bridge for my two missing teeth 
Two years ago my Dentist recommended a bridge for my two missing teeth. She prep my two good teeth for that. She did root canals on them, I don't know …

Broke part of the internal hex 
I have an implant that was placed 18 years ago top front tooth # 9. About two years ago I bend the screw holding the abutment to the implant and broke …

Second opinion for my daughter's teeth 
I was hoping to get a second opinion for my daughter's teeth. I have x-rays attached. My daughter is 12. Her ortho wants to pull teeth C and H and …

The center of the implants looks silver 
Just had two molar implants placed and the center of the implants looks silver ( like if I had fillings). I expected them to be tooth color so they would …

SEVERE pain above dental implant 
I have SEVERE pain above dental implant - tooth 10 Two weeks ago I had 6 implants with bone grafts put in. Three on the right side and 3 on the left …

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Wants to take out the implant and replace it with a new one 
I got an implant placed 2 months ago and when he went to put the crown on it didn't fit. It was loose. But the x ray showed no infection or problem, …

I want to put implants in my lower jaw 
I want to put implants in my lower jaw , as all the teeth are removed except 3. Once I have the implants- can it be possible for me to eat like a normal …

Pain around dental implant 
Pain continues around dental implant: 5 months ago I had an implant. The oral surgeon didn't do a flap but put the post into the bone above tooth 8. …

Recession and Swelling of Gum Around Implant 
Recession and Swelling of Gum Around Implant: I had a bone graft and dental implant done on my front right tooth in 2010. I did not start smoking until …

Can a new tooth be grown for a fifteen yrs old boy 
Can a new tooth be grown for a fifteen yrs old boy: I am a 15 yrs old boy. I lost my upper incisor while I was playing on steps in my school yesterday. …

Gap under implant bridge 
I received nine dental implants 10 months ago. Everything has healed well and on Tuesday I had a four tooth bridge cemented to three implants. The back …

Is it necessary to put a crown on my implant? 
Dear Doctor: Is it necessary to put a crown on my implant? One of my family (dental doctor) suggested not to keep a crown, as in the long term it will …

Bottom right molar implant 
Dentist recommended bottom right molar implant.. HELP! So I just came back from my new dentist, and I’m horrified about what he said. Here’s my story; …

Dental implant issues 
Dental implant issues: i just received a full upper jaw of implants all teeth were removed. The indiction was to place 9, but one would not take so 8 …

Is it normal to trim the gums so the abutments can be exposed more? 
I had 4 implants, which will attach a denture to the roof of my mouth. The length of two are not long enough and is barely braking the surface of the …

Removal of dental implants 
Removal of dental implants: I have had an upper denture for 38 years. I have just had a lower denture for 6 months. I wanted mini implants for both …

Top front dental implant is chipped 
My top front dental implant is chipped and unsightly .I have no pain, but to replace the chipped tooth my Dentist will have to replace the whole top bridge. …

Crown on mini dental implants is moving 
Crown on mini dental implants is moving: My wife had 2 mini dental implants placed in the positions of her 2 upper canines. This was only the dentists …

Is a crown necessary over Implant? 
Dear Sir/Madam, Is a crown necessary over Implant? I am very confused about my Tooth Problem. Four months ago I have done a small surgery inserting …

Find out what kind of implant I have 
I had an implant done approximately 6 years ago. I have finally saved enough to purchase the tooth, but the dentist I go to now (I have moved) says to …

Crown is too short for the abutment? 
I just had an implant crown put on a week ago. I can see a hair line of the metal exposed under the crown. Could this be the crown is too short for the …

Dental implant crown/cap chipped 
My dental implant crown/cap chipped about an 1/8" when my son accidently turned around and hit my front crown/cap with his metal tractor and it chipped. …

Crown sits too high on dental implant 
Crown sits too high on dental implant - what can we do? My son had extensive surgery with bone grafting due to an OKC cyst. The oral surgeon later …

Was my problem due to crown and gum not joining together? 
I had implant done on molar and I could slide dental floss under the tooth all the way to the abutment. I told the dentist that this did not seem right …

Doctor said I needed a bone graft 
Hi. I had a tooth extraction 6 days ago. The tooth had a root canal and had a crown. The root canal failed. Anyway the doctor said I needed a bone graft. …

Metal of the implant protruding thorough the gum 
I can feel the metal of the implant protruding thorough the gum - does it matter? - Had implant surgery several months ago, but haven't yet saved the money …

Temporary Dental Implant Crown 
What is the alternative to having a flipper as a temporary tooth while the implant is healing? Can I get a temporary dental implant crown? What about …

Can a dental implant be enough to preserve your gum? 
Can a dental implant be enough to preserve your gum for a back tooth (no abutment and no crown)? If no,what can one expect to pay for a back tooth abutment …

Implant screw became loose - grinding my teeth? 
Implant screw became loose - grinding my teeth , can this be the reason? I completed my dental implant in Sep 2011. In Nov 2011 the crown was loose …

A bridge or an implant 
Hi I've always had bad teeth. On my lower left side I have 3 filled teeth, where the nerves are gonne and two of them had massive fillings. On my no 6, …

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Dental problems because blowing my nose? 
Does this sound right - Dental problems because blowing my nose? I had a sinus lift last month. I had implants done on the left side of my mouth and …

Implant is exposed while waiting for bone to fuse to it? 
Is it normal that the Implant is exposed while waiting for bone to fuse to it? It's showing through the gum tissue. It's been hidden for 5 months and now …

The surgeon removed most of the added part the dentist added to relieve pressure 
I had dental implants put in Oct. 31. Now after all seemed to be going well. My snap on smile appliance wasn't fitting well, so my dentist added a piece …

Temp tooth after extraction 
Temp tooth after extraction: I went to an endodontist and got an extraction done. He did the bone graft and put in a membrane or something like that, …

Does lengh of implant matter in strenth & strain? 
hello, I am 30 years old girl, because of less bone availability I have bone graft & ridge split surgery & dental implant surgry for my front two teeth …

Can the angle of the implant be fixed 
I had two sinus lifts and bone graft. I had 8 implants to use for a screwed in bridge in upper jaw. However, the lab says it can only use 3 implants (One …

Not enough tooth left to attach a crown 
Hi This is my case : There is not enough tooth left to attach a crown to it. The choice is a root canal and a post insertion to secure the crown or …

Implant abutments 
Implant abutments: I am a dental technology student - doing a report on implants and precision attachments. I would like to know wich type of abutment …

Not enough bone mass 
Hi My moms stud for her dentures fell out due to not enough bone mass. It happened only about 6 months after the dentist drilled and put in. Is …

Implant crown keeps coming off 
Implant crown keeps coming off: I had an implant placed several years ago and restored by my dentist. The crown would stay on for several months and …

Flap breakdown three weeks post op 
Flap breakdown three weeks post op: Three weeks post implant placement in the posterior mandible. Tissue became loose and bubbly with a serous type exudate. …

Ready for an implant 
I am ready for an implant (upper jaw, back of the mouth)but went for a second opinion. The dentist said that I would be better off with a bridge on the …

Single implant flossing 
Single implant flossing: I got a single implant and recently had the crown cemented on the abutment. Food is getting stuck under the crown, between the …

Extraction site tooth gap preservation 
Extraction site tooth gap preservation: How can I keep the distance/gap between the adjacent teeth of an extraction site(upper left 1st molar) for a future …

Compromised the ability of my implants to fuse with the bone? 
I had 9 implants placed in my upper jaw and 7 in lower jaw on Friday 21st October. On Friday I smoked 3 ciggarets after the surgery. On Saturay, Sunday …

Implant screw will not come out 
Implant screw will not come out: I have an unsuccessful cement-retained single crown on the implant. It was concluded that the cement-retained crown construction …

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