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 allergic to any of the metals before doing the implant surgery. Unfortunately, I’m not feeling well and want to know if I have any kind of allergy to my implants or abutments.

I had an allergy test done and was told I tested positive for cobalt. Is this in implants? What specific information should I ask for from my surgeon? Ex. type, serial number, etc.

Next question–I’m getting screw in dentures. I was told today the bar will be tight in my mouth. This caused some anxiety for me because I have very low tolerance for any kind of headband on my head because after a while it feels too tight. I began to worry that if I get this bar in my mouth, which will be a permanent fixture, and it starts feeling too tight, I’m in big trouble.

Is this a problem for others who have a bar in their mouth? I’ll look forward to your responses to my questions.


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  1. sandydig says:

    Type of implants and abutments
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    Your surgeon will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the dental implant that he placed for you. Most likely it was titanium and this metal is highly biocompatible with our bodies and rarely cause allergic reactions.

    I am unaware of any type of “bar” used with a denture placed on top of implants that would create any type of pressure. Ideally the denture will be very stable (more so than a traditional denture) and should be a very comfortable. As with anything new in the mouth, there will be an adjustment period, but hopefully this will not include any pressure sensations.

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