Dental Implants Questions And Answers Archive 2011


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constant foul taste from my slightly loose crown 
one of my dental crowns is slightly loose. As a result, I am experiencing a constant foul taste in my mouth and my breath. I brush and floss regularly …

Is the crown on my implant supposed to move? 
Is the crown on my implant supposed to move?: I just recieved the abutment and crown on the implant and the tooth looks wonderful. However I have read …

Good safety margin from the implant to the nerve? 
I am ready to have an implant for tooth #19 and the results of the cone beam reveal that the implant will be close to the nerve. My oral surgeon is using …

Tooth implant - foul taste 
My front tooth implant which I've had in for about 5 years came loose My dentist no longer does implants so I had to see one of his colleagues who removed …

Look into getting an eye tooth implanted 
Hi, I had the eye tooth on the right side of my mouth removed when I was 12 years old (21 years ago)and was due an appointment to have the other one removed …

Continual numbness in my lower right lip 
The prep work for 3 implants was done 2 months ago. One implant screw is near a nerve in my lower right jaw. I am in continual numbness in my lower right …

Infected nerve 
When I was 5 years old I received a lash to the mouth with a hard object. I realized that my teeth were shaky and they were my permanent teeth so I forced …

Tooth replacement by a real tooth... 
I recently got a root canal on my first bottom molar and its causing severe pain. I think it's because the tooth is fractured. I can see a line close to …

No space for my wisdom teeth 
My dentist told me that I don't have much space (room) for my wisdom teeth to come out, so when they will come out, the shape of my teeth will worsen! …

Loose Implant 
Implant is so loose - it feels like its going to fall out. Impossible to chew or eat any kind of food at this point. It could also be infected. Is it …

Born without the teeth on both sides of my two front teeth 
Hi I have just turned 18 and I was born without the teeth on both sides of my two front teeth. I have a clear plate but It's a struggle to eat and it's …

Hole right in my jaw almost to the bottom of my nasal passages 
I am 53 and had my top front bicuspid(tooth 9 I believe) broken at age 14. Previously had gone through everything with caps and rebuilds and eventually …

Implant in too deep? 
I had a dental implant and bone graft done on my #6 tooth 3 months ago. My periodontist said it was healed and ready for the new tooth to be put on. …

Extract good teeth to match bite or save space for implants 
My 13yo daughter has two baby teeth on the bottom that do not have any permanent teeth beneath. She has crowding and class II deepbite. Her lower jaw …

Biologic width around implants 
What is the clinical significance of biologic width in case of implants?

Is the dentist that placed the crown responsible to correct problems 
I just had a permanent crown placed on my dental implant on tooth #7. I went back to the dentist the following day to ask about several concerns. 1) …

Front teeth feel like there about to fall out 
My front teeth feel like there about to fall out there not loose but real sensitive I feel if I eat anything with them there gonna come out and my gums …

Gums cut higher so more of the teeth can show 
I have braces and want to get my gums cut higher so more of the teeth can show. When do I have this procedure?

drug that increases implant integration in humans 
Is anyone aware of new research that shows a drug that increases implant integration in humans? I know there are several articles out there about alendronate …

Gums not regenerating after implants 
Gums not regenerating after implants: I got my implants done in June. When I first started my gums were OK and still growing. Now there are no gums …

Set of upper teeth on 4 implant posts 
After an accident I am left with no upper teeth and few lower, I currently have upper and lower dentures that are uncomfortable and have to be stuck in. …

Can you remove a bad tooth and replace it with an implant on the same day? 
Can you remove a bad tooth and replace it with an implant on the same day? Had a root canal, but the tooth is still bothering me and needs to be taken …

food issues post dental surgery 
I had dental surgery about 2 weeks ago, my dentures were placed in my mouth at that time. everything has been good or okay other than I am having issues …

Should I continue and get upper implants? 
I've had all my teeth out, 6 lower implants, bone grafting,in all of both my bottom and upper jaw. I've also had a sinus lift in preparation for 8 upper …

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How much longer will the pain last? 
I just had two implants on my bottom jaw. one on the left side, one on the right. I don't remember what numbers, but anyway- on the left side, the screw …

Hole in gum above implanted tooth 
I have a small hole I just noticed in my gums right above my implanted tooth. It kind of hurts. what could this be?

Gum growing over healing caps. 
Gum growing over healing caps. Is this normal?: I had 8 impants in March 2011 (4 upper front and 4 lower front of mouth) I recently had the 8 healing …

Best and most cost-effective solution 
I am a 36 year old woman and have a baby tooth that is rotten and crumbled off so only a rotten stump remains. It is where my eye tooth should be and my …

When can I have my next teeth cleaning since the procedure? 
I had a tooth/crown removed due to a cavity and had a post put in for an implant. When can I have my next teeth cleaning since the procedure? Waiting to …

Upper dental implant fell out 
My upper implant fell out. Had bone graft that took approximately 6 months to complete and within a year my implant fell out. What are my options? …

Swelling when abutment and then crown was placed 
I had implants placed six months ago. I just had the implants exposed, and the abutments placed. Then a temporary bridge was placed. I have a bump or you …

Tooth replacement/implant for teenager 
My son had an accident and was bashed in the teeth about 18 months ago. He eventually had root canal treatment but recently has been in severe pain and …

My daughter is almost seventeen, are implants an option? 
My daughter is coming up to seventeen years of age, she has lost her central incisor due to an accident and would like to recieve a dental implant. A dentist …

Implant in natural gap 
I'm 30yr old and was born with a natural gap in my upper gum between my two front teeth. 2 years ago, I had an accident and one of my front tooth just …

Part of one of my 1st molar broke 
Part of one of my 1st molar broke. what dental procedure should I undergo?

A few dental implant questions 
I had a dental implant 3 years ago, I now seem to be having pain and I think it is from this implant. The pain is in the form of intermitant aching, going …

Could a post be inserted in the tooth?  
My bridge sheared off my teeth at the gum line. I would like to know if I have to get an implant or could a post be inserted in the tooth? There are upper …

how to take a temporary filling out 
I bought some temporary filling yesterday and I followed directions. The thing is I think I put it in too tightly because it is hurting my tooth now that …

Permanent abutment placement surgical re-entry 
please let me know what permanent abutment placement surgical re-entry means is it the post?

Implant or bridge which one is the better option? 
I lost 4 upper teeth and I did implants for that. In my lower jaw 3 teeth are missing and bone is also missing in that area. i'm planning to place bridge …

First molar broken. 
Hi, I just want to ask whether I still can use braces if my first molar is broken? both sides are broken.

Tooth extraction, move to cover gap or implant? 
Hello, I have just had my second premolars removed (or whatever the 5th tooth back is on the bottom). They were baby teeth, and the adult teeth never …

greenieee 
I was meant to have a root canel filling over two year ago and when I went to have it done my dentist took it back out and put some cotton wool in my tooth …

What about Dental Implants when teeth have been removed for 5 years ago? 
What is the best course of action for someone who has had complete tooth removal for five years. Dentures are not the answer. How difficult and with …

Root operation.  
I am 24 year old female, and have a root that has gone low into my gum line. My dentist has referred me to a hospital to have an operation to get it removed. …

I will most likely will have to get implants in the future 
I still have my teeth but they are destroyed and crooked and stained. I will most likely will have to get implants in the future. Instead of just replacing …

Implants shattered. 
After extracting all my teeth but my front two, placing two implants on L side my R side which was suppose to hold three implants shattered: I was sewn …

Extracted molars requiring space retainer 
My daughters needed molars extracting and this was done. We were not told at the time that they would need anything else done, but after a check up, we …

Can they be cemented back in? 
I hope you have an response to my urgent question. I was eating a caramel and three of my implants got stuck on the caramel and came out. Can they be cemented …

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Cost of bottom denture for implant 
My dentist told me that it would cost $5,000.00 to make a full bottom denture for the four implants. My lower denture will not stay in place even with …

Pain from implant crown 
I had an implant installed about a year ago, replacing a top front tooth. After a week or two, I had no pain and felt fine. But then when I had the …

Skin swollen around the implant 
I had two teeth pulled yesterday and implants put in. One of them has swollen so much, I can not see the implant. Do I need to get in contact with my dentist …

Gap between lower front teeths due to eating tobacco habits 
For the past 8 yrs I have tabocco eating habits. 4-5 yrs ago suddenly I found a gap between lower front teeth and now the gap increased to a size of about …

All on 4 procedure - Procedure corrected and have the implants placed differently? 
I did my research and 3 months ago,I had all my teeth pulled, and had 4 upper and 4 lower implants placed..then had teeth attached to the implants...all …

bite will be affected?  
I have to have my last molar removed on the bottom of my mouth. The tooth has a fracture. I am 44 years old. What are the chances if I don’t have an …

Can I wear adhesive while the implants heal? 
I have just had bottom teeth extrated and two implants were placed. I had immedidate bottom dentures placed. Can I wear adhesive while the implants heal? …

Implants for top plate only 
My wife has a gagging problem with her dentures,full implants not feasible because of bone loss - but what about implants for top plate only?

Recurring infection 
Hi I had two dental implants and then got a tooth infection at one of the implant sites. Three courses of antibiotics later and the infection was still …

Best way to remove apparently degraded O-rings 
What is the best way to remove apparently degraded O-rings from their housings? These are rings which attach to ball abutements.

Posts I had implanted were placed too close together 
I found out that the two posts I had implanted were placed too close together requiring the Crowns to be adhered together to prevent cracking. Can I …

Do I need three instead two? 
Hi, My lower dental bridge is broken, total are 6 teeth. I went to dental implant specialist for consultation, he suggested me to have three implant …

Impossible for me to get a dental implant? 
Hi, I was told last week by a dental surgeon that I can only get a bridge on my teeth, that it is impossible for me to get a dental implant either side …

Correcting the angle of the implant 
I had 4 implants put in to hold my plate but 1 implant was off more like 30 to 35 degrees and my dentist was not able use it. Is there a way of correcting …

Exposing Dental implants and temporary bridge 
Exposing Dental implants and temporary bridge: I had bone grafting done in October 2010. I had implants placed in February of 2011. Is September 2011 …

Dental implants on my bottom 2 teeth? 
My name is Veronica, I am 14 years old and havent had braces yet, but am hoping to get them soon. My bottom 2 teeth are still babies and do not have adult …

Upper implant just fell out after eating a pretzel! 
I have upper and lower implants (full set) and the front tooth on my upper implant just fell out after eating a pretzel! I have the tooth and will see …

What will happen if the nerve in my jaw breaks? 
Im 14 years old and a week ago I had an Xray because i had a sunken tooth. this sunken tooth has made the nerve in my jaw slightly wrap around it. I had …

Need implant but I have no space for it 
I lost a tooth on my lower left side many years ago. I consulted with a dentist and he said the tooth had moved throughout these years and they cannot …

My gums are very sore 
A little less than 2 weeks ago I got an implant put in on tooth #10. My gums are very sore and it seems to be especially where the non-dissolving stitches …

Possible problem with implant. 
Hello, I am a 29 year old female. I got a dental implant when I was 19 due to a missing tooth that was never formed. it's the upper third tooth to the …

Suggested age for dental implants 
I'm a teen whose last twelve year old molar is coming... The only problem is that it is impacted! It almost feels as if it is coming in underneath my other …

Diseases/conditions and dental implants 
How soon after chemotherapy I can do implants: I finished chemotherapy (breast cancer) less than 2 months ago, and radiotherapy this week. I have been …

Tasting puss. 
I've had my implant for approximately 2 years now. I've just recently noticed some tenderness (not discomfort) at the gum site only when I press on it. …

Can a person get dental implants if they had root canals and lots of work done from cavities? 
Can a person get dental implants if they had root canals and lots of work done from cavities?

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Bone graft material 
Hello: I had a bone graft on the Monday and today (Saturday), the entire piece of material is coming out. When I drink liquids or even chew on the opposite …

Dental Implants And General Dental Health Questions 
My front tooth is an implant, I have noticed that my teeth have shifted tremendously since I have had the implant in and now would like to get braces. …

3 recent implants 
I had 3 implants in teeth 12, 13, 14,about 2 weeks ago on 8/4 and had been doing well. Yesterday at my 2 week checkup, my oral surgeon removed the stitches …

Baby Canine Teeth Need to Come Out 
I have two baby canine teeth and the adult teeth almost coming in diagonally. I want to get my baby teeth pulled and see if the adult teeth will come down …

Implant slipped down 
I had an implant fitted last March, I was advised I would have a temporary crown for one month, howevever, initially the dentist was not happy with my …

How long ? Dental implants questions regarding time... 
I forgot to ask my dentist. I had implant treatment started yesterday (Friday). How long do I have to wait before I put in my dentures back in? I am …

I have bad teeths 
When I was younger, people use to tell me that I have small teeth. So I started to force my teeth to come out so they can grow bigger. Unfortunately it …

New implant chipped twice 
New implant chipped twice: I recently had an implant (back molar) It chipped while I was eating and it caused the new implant to be very rough and …

screw fell out for implant cover..and I am on vaction.. 
I had the screw put in for the implant about 4 months ago. About two weeks ago I went in for the second phase where they take a mold and put a screw/cover …

Can the abutments be unscrewed to adjust to proper height 
I just had 4 abutments installed on my lower front jaw for new denture that I will be fitted for next week, My question is - can the abutments be unscrewed …

Lost crown from my implant 
Can I glue my crown back onto my implant abutment? The abutment is firmly in my jaw...no gum problems I just need to have it put back on. If I can't do …

2 bottom front teeth are shaking. 
Hi, My 2 bottom front teeth are shaking . My enamel is totally gone, and I keep getting plague buildup between the 2 front bottom tooth. I floss everyday …

Break my palate 
My periodontist said that they would have to remove all the rest of my teeth, then break my palate as my sinuses have dropped into the area of deteriorated …

Teeth removed and the dentist gave her dentures the same day 
My daughter had teeth removed and the dentist gave her dentures the same day. It has been a few months now and she says that her gums are sore and that …

Abutments 
I had a dental implant on two teeth that were pulled. Was told $1500.00 per implant.My insurance did not cover the quoted procedure so I paid $3000.00 …

A few dental implant questions 
A few dental implant questions: 1- Can I get an implant immediately after extraction of teeth? 2- How long does it take for an implant to attach to …

Screwing too tight 
I had 2 implants ( 5&7 ) on my left lower jaw. Because of my dense jaw bone my doctor needed to tight the last 1 mm manually . for the first week I had …

Lost Dental Implant Cap 
Lost Dental Implant Cap- I lost my Front dental implant cap, so all that is left is the post. How much will it cost for a new cap?

Screw cap came off my dental implant last night 
The screw cap came off my dental implant last night. How soon should I see my endodontist?

24 y/o with baby tooth intact and no adult tooth 
Hi, I am 24 y/o with baby tooth intact and no adult tooth, wondering what other options there are besides getting an implant for a baby tooth that has …

Potential problems down the road 
I need to have tooth #18 extracted. If I choose not to have an implant, what are the potential problems down the road? Will my other teeth move if I …

I am not a heavy smoker 
I am not a heavy smoker but I used to be for about 30 years.Now I am used to smoke just 5-7 light and filter cigaretes in a day max.Anyway recently I have …

Loose crown 
I had an implant and the screw got loose. They replaced it and the screw is loose again. Has this happened to anybody else? Any ideas?

Root canal treatment 
What is root canal treatment?

Dental Implant at 23? 
I am a 23 year old female with a upper jaw single bucktooth missing. My doctors scaring me that my teeth will shift. My parents tell me that implants last …

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Total Anesthesia 
Can you be put to sleep for a dental implant? Total Anesthesia.

Minor freak out... 
The temporary crown on my tooth implant is loose. I'm not due to go back and see the dentist to get the permanent one until July. What do I do?!

implant, tooth #10 
I had a crown on #10, but it broke off at the gum level. Doc wants to do an implant. I lecture and do much public speaking in my work. What can I expect …

Low WBC and dental implants 
Low WBC and dental implants: My friend was just informed she had a low white blood cell count and was anemic. I don't know what type of anemia they are …

Crown Discomfort and Pressure 
Hi, I had a crown placed on my implant last week. When the dentist put it on before he cemented it, I felt extreme discomfort and pressure in my sinuses …

Lose bone once my roots come out? 
My back teeth has crumbled after having my daughter but I was left with the roots which have recently got infected. The dentist I saw said it was best …

Please help me anyone.  
My dentist wants to do 1 implant post with 2 crowns on front teeth # 7 and 8. Teeth # 9 and 10 will just get new crowns. Will that work ? What problems …

What is the treatment to refill the lateral incisors missing? 
I had gap in between my teeth. I had braces for 2 years. My doctor found that I had missed one lateral incisor. Now I have completed the brace treatment …

Implant still exposed? 
I recently had 2 implants placed in my lower jaw. From the beginning it was a "risky" procedure because I have suffered quite a bit of bone loss. The oral …

Do I need an implant? 
Hi, I'm a 34 year old woman who has had a tooth removed from the lower back left. It's about two teeth in and was one of my molars. I had it taken …

My husband has a plate but wants implants 
My husband has had his plate for over 6yrs so far and we are looking into getting him implants instead but he has 5 front teeth missing. We have found …

Speech and chewing after implants 
I had 4 implants to hold lower dentures in. I now have discomfort, slutted speech and can barely chew my food. Ihave been to doctors, oral surgeons,neurologists …

Numbness after dental implant 
I had 3 dental implants on Wed. I woke up on Thurs. and was numb. My periodontist had me come in immediately and backed up one and put a shorter one in …

Implant or Partial Maxillary Denture at 18 years of age? 
My son had an accident on a trampoline when he was 8 years of age. Tooth 21 was exfoliated and tooth 11 suffered severe enamel and dentine fracture. The …

Implants to stabilize my lower denture 
I had 4 implants to stabilize my lower denture and it seems as though one of them is now deeper into the jaw bone than the remaining three and is not engaging …

What happens in a bone graft? 
What happens in a bone graft cus im not old enough for an implant? Well something happened to my tooth when I wiped out skiing today and now the dentist …

Choices after bike accident 
Choices after bike accident - 10 year old kid! Our son knocked his tooth out just after his 8th birthday, the tooth was put back in. It has been in …

Case Study question 
Ray, an 10 year-old male, was in a bicycle accident and severely chipped the medial incisors of his upper jaw. In both cases, only a small stub of each …

Molars and dental implants 
How Do you know if your Molar has fallen out? Im not sure if my molar has fallen out before.Is there any way to tell if your molar has fallen out..other …

Dental Implants Questions 
Gluing two implants together: Hello, I'm having several implants placed in my mouth and have had the temporary abutments in place for about five …

Eight implants 
I just had eight implants on the top. My dentist told me he will be put teeth in (after adhering to jaw bone) that would last for 5 years. At that time, …

Smelly implant 
Sorry to be gross, but I recently had an implant done to replace one of my lower pre-molars. Everything went well and the restorative phase was completed …

My crown tooth came off the implant abutment 
My crown tooth came off the implant abutment How do I cement it back temporarily? It is a lower molar tooth. See attached pictures Thank you.

Can loose implant fall out? 
can loose implant fall out?

How long without a front tooth 
My upper front tooth has been treated with a root canal two times and does not have a crown. The tooth is now fractured and is extremely sensitive. I've …

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Very late 12 year molars  
My daughter is almost 18 years old and her 12 year molar on right side has not come down yet and has had pain in that area of mouth as well not sure what …

Missing tooth 
I'm 21 and had braces when I was 14. I am missing my lateral incisor (upper left), and I hate that my teeth aren't symetrical and my smile is lopsided. …

Dry Throat after Dental Implant 
I have had a very dry throat since my implant in December. Could I be allergic to something in the implant or has a nerve or sinus been touched when the …

Implant does not feel the same as my other teeth 
The implant has been in more than six months now.Occasionally, I notice that the implant is their because it does not feel completely like my own teeth. …

O rings are too tight 
I can not remove my denture from the abutments that my dentist made - Is it because the O rings are too tight. Have 5 upper implants-denist had to force …

Bleeding after abutment placement 
Bleeding after abutment placement: I'm still bleeding 5 days after the abutment to my 4-month old implant was placed,had gone back to dentist twice,the …

Upper jaw bone loss 
I have had a lot of upper jaw bone loss over the years and had to have all my top teeth removed. I had just enough bone to have 4 implants put in 13 months …

Dental implant crown 
I had a dental implant crown placed six months ago. No pain no problems. After the crown was placed I am having pain around the implant area. What should …

Lateral incisor is falling out 
I have periodontal disease. I have lost many teeth over the years resulting in spaces. My teeth are moving around up top. I have a partial on the bottom. …

Perizone perio patch 
Hi My friend just had a dental implant put in and his doctor used a Perizone perio patch ? I am getting implants in a few months and was wondering …

How soon should I complete all of the implant procedure? 
A bone grafting was done last August, 2010. My dental surgon finally put a healing cap on Monday (January 10, 2011). On Wednesday (January 12, 2011), …

Bone graft 
Surgery was done on Monday to begin bone graft. Everything went well and healing is going well. There is a gap where the membrane is exposed, but Dr. …

Gum Removal to fit Permanent Abutment 
Gum Removal to fit Permanent Abutment - How common is it to remove gum tissue to make the permanent abutment fit? Is the permanent abutment properly constructed …

Do i need an implant? 
I had my lower left 2nd molar(17 i believe) extracted a year and a half ago. My upper molar has moved slighty since.Do I need an implant now or can it …

My gum is a little raised  
My gum is a little raised where my implant is located. It's not dis-colored really and doesnt hurt at all. Should I have a concern? it's been like that …

I have a hole that... 
I had the initial screw put in 2 months ago. Screw and small bolt thing just fell out. I have a hole that appears to go to the bone do I need to go somewhere …

Incisors are growing in the wrong place 
I think my incisors are growing in the wrong place. im really scared because there growing up in my gums, is this really bad?

Am I worrying too much 
The oral surgeon put in the "screw" on 12/13. I am scheduled to see him agan 12/30. on 0n 12/19 I forgot and chewed on the side with the screw. when …

Healing abutment placed on implant 
Just had a healing abutment placed on implant after 2 years. Skin cut on 3 sides but left hard skin flap at the back of the abutment. Feels awful and …

Implant Post fell out 
I just began a dental implant procedure on Nov 3. The dentist pulled the tooth and placed the initial post on that day. The implant post fell out this …

lost implant screw 
I am scheduled to get my implant placed in January..but the screw to hold the implant just fell out of my mouth. My emergency dentist appointment isn't …

Dental implant pain 
I need implants but I'm scared of the dental implant pain that will accompany the procedure. I'm not too good with handling pain and the thought of going …

Dental implant plans 
Hi there Does anyone know of good dental implant plans? I need some dental work to be done and it seems like the only solution is getting an implant. …

Screw just came out 
Two months ago, I had an implant screw inserted in my gum. Doctor told me that the implant crown will be done after sixteen weeks to make sure my body …

implant 
I lost my baby tooth about 7 years ago. I am now 30 and my big tooth didn't come down straight- it grew sideways. I was wondering: do I have to have that …

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Standard healing Time  
I have had 14 implants, the latest of which has been performed a month ago. The standard healing time - prior to installing a crown - is always six months. …

Dental implants - what's the procedure? 
I was just wandering when I have dental implants - what's the procedure? Does it hurt and will I be put to sleep ?

Removable Dental Implants 
I just got Removable Dental Implants for my upper jaw and I am absolutely thrilled! They are removable and apparently much more hygienic and easier to …

Dental implant inflated inside of my nose 
I had my dental implant for an upper front tooth last week and during the implant doctor told me that i would need a bit of bone grafting . After the …

Failed implants 
After placing 8 implants in lower jaw, is 10 months too long to wait before attaching prothesis. I've had 4 failed implants.

Confused? 
My 17 year old son knocked out two teeth a week ago. We had consultation appointments with two different dentists today and received VERY different advice. …

How soon after extraction can an implant be fitted? 
How soon after extraction can an implant be fitted? my UL2 has to come out as it is pretty rotten, has had previous root canal work & currently has …

Can i smoke if... 
my tooth got knocked out and just a few hours ago they put it back in after they removed my nerve, did a root canal and put wires on. Can I smoke a …

Dental Implants 
I had 8 dental implants put in 3 years ago. The dentist still has not attached the permanent teeth to my upper jaw. I have been wearing a denture for …

Tooth Implant 
Hi my name is Justin and I am freaking out about my tooth implant. About 3 - 4 weeks ago I got my dental implant placed with no healing abutment. It has …

Prosthesis was moving up and down on my implants 
I had 8 implants placed in my lower jaw and 10 months later my dentist placed my cemented prosthesis to my implants. Almost immediately I had pain in …

Implant fell off and broke 
Implant fell off and broke Hi when I was younger I had my front tooth implant, it has a long rod shaped metal that goes into the upper bone of my …

Intersted in Implants 
I have lost a front tooth in an accident.In the treatment another tooth has been removed(its a milky tooth)It lead to have a bridge for over five teeth.Now …

Bone structure 
Do you have to have strong bones to get dental implants?

Material used for a bone "graft" 
What is the synthetic material used for a bone "graft" to preserve the upper bone ridge prior to an endosseous implant? Is it some type of plastic? …

Broken implant post cost 
My implant post broke off ! What would be the cost to get it removed and new implant installed

Numbness (similar to the effects of freezing) in the same lower jaw area 
My wife had a jawbone buildup two weeks ago and one implant inserted in her lower right jaw. The dental surgeon has had her in for a checkup and says healing …

Old implants 
I had my implants put in many years ago and even though they don't give me problems, is it worth changing them for new models?

Two separate crowns 
I recently had two implants, tooth # 19 and 20. Should I allow another dentist who is placing the crowns to do a single / two tooth look alike crown or …

Little piece of bone sticking out of my gums... 
I got an implant over a year ago and all of sudden there is a little piece of white bone or what looks like bone sticking down from my gums where the implant …

Placing and removing implants 
Placing and removing implants: How do I place and remove my mini dental implants?

Expensive implants replaced with cheap plastic ones. 
Expensive implants replaced with cheap plastic ones: I have a very huge problem. I had some major dental work done a few years ago and what the dentist …

Mrs. K 
I just had dental implants in my upper and my lower and it has been a week and I have pain in my upper and can't put my teeth in(dentures) and I also have …

Dental implant or bridge? 
Dental implant or bridge? One of my tooth (last but one) left side had to be extracted a month ago. Now my question is whether I have to go for an implant …

Put the implant in immediately 
I have a dead tooth in the upper right just behind the canine tooth. my questions: is it better to remove the tooth and wait for it to heal or …

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Am I right or is my dentist right? 
I recently had an implant and crown done. I can floss under the crown all the way to the post. My dentist says this is normal. I think he made the …

Need to go through my sinus 
I am in the process of an getting an implant. On my recent visit I was told the bone did not have enough area to place the implant and he would need …

Gum has grown over healing cap 
My gum has grown over around 1/3 of my healing cap. Is this a major issue or is it as simple as cutting away the excess gum?

6 implants and an over-denture 
2 years ago i had 6 implants and an over-denture fitted. Within 18 months the denture became loose. The dentist had to remove the bar and laser weld the …

Born without two of his teeth 
My 14 teen year old grandson was born without two of his teeth - (G & D)- one's next to the front upper teeth. He has been in braces for two years and …

Lost my bottom front tooth in a sporting accident 
I am 15 years old and lost my bottom front tooth in a sporting accident. The dentist tried to replace my tooth (did a root canal job) but this did not …

Crown falls off and recement 
I have a crown that has fallen off the implant post (#30) for the fourth time in three years. The second time the Dr removed gum tissue before re-cementing …

Repositioned Implants after failure. 
Repositioned Implants after failure: My upper teeth have all been extracted. I had implants placed but too much time with temporary teeth made the implants …

Dental Implant and Gaps and Covering when healing 
My front lower jaw teeth are loose but one is really shaking and will need to be removed, I have a gap next to this one. Can one implant be fitted and …

Can I still have dental implants? 
I'm 50 years old. I have full dentures for 25 years already and my gum shrunk already. Can I still have dental implants?

Smoking? Help! 
I had my dental implant surgery four months ago. The dentist told me i was all healed and placed a permanent teeth on. A few days later I smoked once, …

Chemotherapy while having dental implants. 
Chemotherapy while having dental implants.: I heard it was necessary to remove all dental implants when the patient is subjected to chemotherapy (the …

I am in severe pain after 2nd impalnt removal! 
I have had pain since the extraction. After the second implant removal, I am having severe amd chronic sinus and tooth pain. The sinus is continually …

Immediate implants and teeth after removing teeth 
can you get immediate implants and teeth after removing teeth: I currently have a denture on the top (had a few years) and want (need)to get all my lowers …

When should I consider implants/dentures? 
I'm a 45 year old female. I inherited the bad teeth gene from my father and have had numerous procedures performed, beginning when I was seven. These include: …

Allergic to anesthesia 
What if a patient is allergic to anesthesia? What other type of product can i put on a person who is allergic to anesthetic products?

Cantilever bridge 
I have a failing bridge on my UR1,2,3. Ur3 needs to be extracted which I want to replace with an implant. I have been recommended to have a cantilever …

Sinus lift and implant - worried about pain involved. 
what kind of pain is involved following both a sinus lift and an implant? What kind of pain control is provided post procedure? Thank you.

Is it the implant that is causing my problem? 
I have had 18 (yes 18) implants. These have all been root canals that have gone bad. For the most part they have given me little or no problems....except …

Extracting dental implants 
I am a 25 year old guy. I lost my front tooth when I was 10 year old and my doctor solved the gap by fixing an implant. Two years ago I aligned my …

Problems with a dental implant 
I have had 2 dental implants. I am in the process of changing dentist and want to better educate myself on the dental implant process. From my records …

what are the different type of dental implants 
Hi, What are the different type of dental implants? Are there brads that are better than the others" Are there post or crowns that are better than …

Mini Implants, Traditional Implants or None? 
Hi, I had my third wisdom tooth from the back removed and now I'm trying to figure out what to do next. 1. What will happen to my teeth if I don't …

HELP!!! 
I am getting a tooth implant (lateral) done, and my wisdom teeth pulled out. How bad is the pain/recovery factor? My mom is a Nurse Practitioner, and …

Go without teeth for a while? 
I want dental implants on my upper teeth all of them on the top. if i do this can it be done all in one day or will i have to go without teeth for a while? …

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Veneer over a baby tooth 
Veneer over a baby tooth and its fallen out : 4 years ago my dentist gave me 20 veneers .. What I didn't know and wasn't told is that my Lateral tooth …

Told ALL my teeth need to be removed and replaced - is this common? 
I am a white male age 33 who smokes and was recently told that due to severe periodontal disease i needed to have my teeth (upper and lower) removed and …

Endosteal implant front tooth question 
My dentist broke my front tooth when doing root canal five years back. He screwed in a metal pin to hold the fake tooth. Now I can feel the fake tooth …

Smoke after dental implants 
How soon can I smoke after dental implants?

what about chewing tobacco? 
I dont smoke but I chew. Would that affect the procedure like smoking?

2 crowns on 3 posts 
I have had implants for two molars and the periodontist placed 3 implants for those 2 molars. How common is that? Why not one for each tooth? Each implant …

Do I need to replace a molar after extraction? 
Tooth #14, second from back molar, has been recommended to be extracted. My Endodontist said a root canal would only have a 50/50 chance of saving tooth …

Failing Bicon Implants 
Oh boy, where to start. I am a 28 year old female and about 10 years ago I had two Bicon Implants placed in the space for teeth 7 and 8. My "baby" …

Bar or not? 
I have 6 implants on top and 4 on the bottom. I'm ready for the teeth(crowns) to be attached and my dentist wants to put a bar on top. At $6000 my question …

Dental implants 
Hi I just had a partial denture put in the front of my mouth. The teeth that were removed was one of the very front ones and then the bit smaller one beside …

Pain After mini-implants 
I had 6 mini implants put in on 6/26/10 ---ALL ON THE UPPER. (I HAVE WORN A DENTURE SINCE I WAS 16YRS OLD)The pain has Been CONSTANT since then. I can't …

My front tooth has fallen out 
I am a 45 year old college teacher, female in good health, my teeth have been giving me trouble lately though.My front tooth has fallen out and my dentist …

Dental Implants - Central incisors 
Hi, I was born with hypodontia and i am missing a number of my adult teeth, consequently i have lost a large amount of bone. I recently underwent …

Full Upper Overdenture on Implants versus Permanent Denture on Implants 
Three years ago I had a sinus lift with bone grafting on the upper jaw with my own bone taken from the hip followed by 8 implants 6 months later, then …

DDS vs. AACD 
I have seen a DDS dentist about getting an implant and I went through all the procedures to get me ready for the surgery like, all x-rays and check ups …

Off White tooth cement is visible through tooth 
My wife had a front tooth implant that came loose. The periodontist used temporary cement as my wife was not happy with the end results nor the periodontist …

teeth correction 
I am 42 years male - can I get my teeth corrected at this age ? What are the modern methods for teeth correction ?

Surgical Template For Implant Placement 
Please explain how to make a surgical template for implant placement without using ct scan or cad-cam? Please explain technique of fabrication?

Dental implant hex distorted - now what? 
Hello. I have a BIG problem and I don't know what to do. As you can see from the picture, the hex of my dental implant is distorted. The implant was …

Planning to have implants to replace bridge 
Last month a had a bridge done for tooth number 11,12,13. After doing some research about implants I decided that I wanted an implant instead to replace …

Failed second implant attempt 
I had a sinus lift on #14 , then an implant that failed. The oral surgeon tried a second implant, and that failed. He does not want to try a third. Two …

Dental Implant - fell out 
Mr upper molar dental implant tooth fell out, can it be screwed back in?

Failed attempt at TAD insertion by Ortho 
A Failed attempt at TAD insertion by Ortho : my ortho attempted to insert a tad and could not get it into the bone because it was extremely painful. …

Have an implant a year or two after having a tooth removed. 
I am just wondering if I can have an implant a year or two after having a tooth removed.

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