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Choosing dentist for implant procedure

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

I 66 years old and live on a small island in the Caribbean. We do not have any “implant specialists” on the island. I have just broken a tooth on the upper left side just to the left of the incisor. I have had an initial evaluation with a D.D.S. who tells me she has […]

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Retainer with flipper

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

by May (Louisiana ) When I was 12 years old, I got into a bicycle accident to where I knocked out my front upper tooth, on the right side. Tooth number 8, I believe. Any way- after doing so, my parents rushed me to my regular dentist, who gave me the option of just putting […]

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Teeth spacers failed to hold open space for implants

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

by c (Spring Grove illinois) My daughter is 18 has had her braces off for four years. She was born missing two bottom teeth so after braces a spacer was put in to maintain the space until she turned 18 and permanent implants where to be put in. We were informed that the spacers did […]

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Type of implants and abutments & Bar Concerns

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

How should I approach my dental implant surgeon to find out exactly what type of implants and abutments were placed in my mouth? He and his staff have been wonderful to me and I feel confident he has done an excellent job. They did not do any kind of testing to make sure I wasn’t […]

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Permanent denture or a removal denture implant?

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Permanent denture or leave the canine teeth and have a removal denture implant? I had several implants done 10 years ago, lower right and left jaw. One implant never took and I had to have it removed. Right now my lower mouth consists of one jaw tooth on either side. Next to the jaw tooth […]

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Dental Imlant vs Fixed Bridge -Fear of Pain

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Mary (Cleveland, Ohio) I am scheduled to have 2 extractions and implants (hopefully in one procedure) and I’m terrified! I wonder if I should just go with a removable bridge. An oral surgeon is scheduled to do the extraction and implant next week and my dentist will do the abutment and bridge. Background: I […]

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Loose Dental Implants

| May 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Sharon Congdon (Crossville, Tn. USA) Loose Dental Implants – I had Dental Implants placed 9 years ago due to extensive radiation ruining my teeth at which time, I had a full mouth of my own teeth. I had to have them pulled and dental implants put in. The bottom implants completely fell out 3 […]

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Implants to support a new bridge

| March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Ray 5 years ago I lost 2 upper teeth due to a cyst. I did a bone graph to have implants, but that didn’t provide enough bone volume, so I had a bridge instead. That has now failed, and I need to have those 2 teeth removed as well. Can they be replaced with […]

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Gum line has receded

| March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

by J.J (USA) I have recently had two dental implants in my upper front teeth. Two teeth were extracted that supported a three tooth bridge. The Oral Surgeon requested to remove the two teeth properly for implants. Initially the gum line was fine after the two teeth were removed, but now the gum line has […]

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Fractured tooth

| March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Sahara (Eatontown, NJ) Having problems with my left lower jaw for a while. The tooth next to the first molar had huge sensitivity. The dentist couldn’t confirm, but said it might be cavity. I was looking for a quick relief. Went for a filling. 18 months later I still have the sensitivity problem, and […]

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