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For a Front Tooth Implant Which is Best? Screw Retained or Cement Retained?

For a Front Tooth Implant Which is Best? Screw Retained or Cement Retained? Cement-retained restorations offer a couple advantages including the elimination of un-esthetic screw access holes and greater resistance to porcelain fracture. The main advantage for screw retained is retrievablility. In my practice for the usual when the abutment is at least 5mm and/or of proper retention I usually place cement retained restorations

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Is it possible if I can I have bone graft and teeth implants at the same time?

Is it possible if I can I have bone graft and teeth implants at the same time? Not only is it possible (with a few exceptions), but also recommended. As we like to practice a more conventional approach to implant placement, and reduce the amount of surgeries. If we are able to place the bone graft and implants this reduces Osseo integration periods, and helps give better initial stability to the implant itself. If extractions are needed, if you have severe bone loss, or if you have infection in this area then the possibility of placing the implants along with bone grafting may be questionable and a full x-ray and physical evaluation will be needed.

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Dental Implants and Smoking | What Are the Risks?

What Are the Risks? | Ocean Dental Cancun Dental Implants and Smoking Smoking has two main effects on oral health: Firstly, inhaled smoke actually burns the oral tissues producing a keratosis — a thickening of the top layer of skin cells. It also occludes (blocks off) and damages the salivary glands, resulting in mouth dryness. Secondly, nicotine and its many by-products affect peripheral blood vessels (the superficial ones in the mouth and skin), in essence clamping them down so that there’s less blood flow to the areas they supply. This affects both healing and immune (defense) mechanisms. Mouth dryness also promotes increased growth of pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria, which increases both the incidence and severity of periodontal (gum) disease. And the long-term effects of chronic tobacco use are well known: increased incidence of cardiovascular, metabolic and lung disease, ...

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Dental Implants in Mexico | Ocean Dental Cancun

 A very effective treatment for the replacement of teeth is the placement of dental implants in Mexico, know more about this treatment here. Dental Implants in Mexico | Ocean Dental Cancun Dental implants are a very effective treatment that durably replaces missing teeth in our mouth. Implants are long-term substitutes of the denture that is in charge of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, they perform the dental procedure by surgically placing the implant in the maxillary bones. The result of this surgery is a completely new denture that will have the same functions as a natural denture. Implants are a very effective dental procedure and long lasting way of replacing missing teeth. While cost tends to be higher than other traditional forms of teeth restoration like bridges and dentures, having your dental implants here in Cancun Mexico tends to be about the same cost of dentures in the ...

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What to know about placing Implants after extractions

What to know about placing Implants after extractions How Long Can I Wait Before Getting a Dental Implant?  I need to extract a tooth as soon as possible due to infection. I would like to know how long I can wait to get an implant. I need to extract the tooth and have a bone graft done since I have some bone loss. How long can I wait for the implant? I was told I can get it as soon as 4-6 months. However, I would like to wait a little longer (as long as possible) so that I can save up enough to get the actual implant done. I do not want to have bone loss occur and then have to go through it again. Regarding placing an implant in an infected site, we would have to clear the infection before placing the implant or else you run the risk of your implant becoming infected and losing your investment. In some cases, we are able to reduce the infection with antibiotics and then after the extrac...

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How Painful is it to get Dental Implants

How Painful is it to get Dental Implants Having Dental Implants Is Not a Painful Procedure. Dental implants should not be painful at all. If you are having a single implant placed most of our patients require only local anesthesia for the procedure, followed by an over the counter pain medication such as advil or tylenol and an antibiotic. In our patients who have larger surgeries (Full extractions, all on 4 procedures) we usually recommend an IV Sedation administered by a certified anesthesiologist. Afterwards the patient is given an icepack to help with inflamation, given an antibiotic and pain medication, and then scheduled for a check up a few days later. As with any surgery you can expect some soreness afterwards, however nothing that will leave you in bed all day.

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Tooth Removal and Implant

Tooth Removal and Implant Immediate Load after extraction   “Immediate Load” following extractions is something that is certainly possible and something that we practice often he re at my clinic, when it is possible. The front teeth, or centrals, are teeth that have only one root so the area left behind after extraction should leave plenty of bone structure for the placement of the implant. Of course this is not always the case. Some times we do not have enough bone on buccal which would require a bone graft in order for us to gain primary stability and avoid implant threads from showing when the patient smiles.

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Dental Implants VS. Bridges

Dental Implants VS. Bridges

Dental Implants VS. Bridges What is the best solution for the particular patient? Depending on a patients budget, goals, lifestyle choices, and time restraints would determine what would be best for that case. I agree that Implants are the ideal solution to missing teeth as we are preventing future bone loss, allows patients to practice normal hygeine, have great success rates, and are supposed to last longer than bridges. On the other hand, for example, if the patient is a smoker who does not plan on quiting, does not have the budget to have an implant placed, or cannot return to my clinic for the restoration of the implant, then a bridge would be a good alternative for that patient.

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Recovering after Dental Implants

Recovering after Dental Implants Each patient is different, and each person has different recovery times and pain thresholds. Normally implant recovery time is around 4-6 months. If extractions where preformed before the placement of the implant, or if a sinus lift was done, then recovery time could be a bit longer. As with any surgery you can expect some discomfort afterwards, but nothing that will cause you excruciating pain. You should plan at least 7 days off work when planning to have implant surgery. After the surgery you can expect to be on a soft food diet for a period of time recommened by the surgeon. Anywhere between 10 days to a few months.

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