[NA] Anyone here have implants?

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  1. Matthew

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    Nice. Normally I'd expect a different finger.
     
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    that's what sh...... nm
     
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    What ever they are charging I will do it for half price. Where did I put that dremel????? The call it a practice for reason. Every doctor had to do it once for the first time.


    <- Says the 52 year old guy with zero cavities never had a shot of Novocain (in his mouth anyway), never had a tooth pulled, never had Wisdom teeth out. KNOCKING ON WOOD every chance he gets.
     
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    I'm halfway into the implant process. So far: extracted the tooth that I split chewing on crispy bacon. They stuck a dead person's ground up bone in there, placed a membrane on top and sewed it up. After 3 months I went back and had the implant..um...implanted. I have to go back for what they call a "torque test" which determines if the implant is ready for the installation of the new tooth. I do that any day now, then its on to another dentist to get the tooth made and installed.
     
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    You wear a shirt and tie to implant procedure? How are you going to get the blood out of... I mean, it's GOOD to look good to feel good. Yeah, that's it. :p

    Seriously, you'll be fine. They do a great job numbing you up to clean out the necrotic tissue, and then place the cadaver matrix into the socket. You won't feel anything. With any luck, the stitching will disolve on its own and you can pull out the remaining stitching in a few days. Just be careful chewing anything (especially anything sharp/crunch like potato chips or corn chips) on that side for a while.

    Good luck!
     
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    In two extractions, socket restoration, two implant placements, and all the subsequent crown installations, I never got a drop of blood on my clothes. What sort of butcher do you see for oral surgery?
     
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    Well, with my current level of insurance coverage, his name is Reggie.
     
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    Bondo.
    I use Bondo.
    The only down side is I have to redo it every few years.

    :crazy:
     
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    Be honest, that's not the first time you've had that thought, is it? :)
     
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    The dentist uses bondo too. They use it to pack the void after pulling the nerve and pulp from the tooth. It might have a different brand name though.
     
  11. SixPapaCharlie

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    Should have taken a trip across the border. I hear they can do a full mouth restoration for less than the cost of one implant over here.
     
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    Oh, snap!
     
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    I sure thought about it for my wife. The company will pick up the patient in El Paso and drive them across the border to the office, and then back across the border. Just remember your Passaport.
     
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    And not one silicone implant picture here....you guys are getting lame.
     
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    Dental implants are how I pay for my flying habit. I have a dental lab and have been restoring implants since 1982. They have come a long way since then and are now a normal procedure that will probably last the rest of your life. Funny thing is I make my living doing porcelain crowns and implants and I only have gold crowns in my mouth. By the way dental gold used in full gold crowns is around 75% gold. A molar crown averages 2 dwt and gold is around $50 dwt. So there is about $100 of gold there. Don
     
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    I've had my front teeth patched over the years. They use some UV-cured stuff kind of like the glue they're selling on TV these days (or the acrylic I patch the pits in my granite with)./
     
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    it's not the ACA causing your high bills. I think it the elective nature of what you are having fixed.
     
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    Especially since ACA doesn't much cover dental work and neither has traditional medical insurance. Extractions and tooth replacement by whatever means (crowns, implants, bridges) are not considered "medical" by the insurance industry.
     
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    Looks to me like an A&P could handle it. But it would probably cost more to fill out the 337.

    Cheers
     
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    Yeah, I described it to my wife as having a heli-coil put in.
     
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    +1 for "Yay donors!"
    I received a liver/kidney transplant last year. My medical was approved seven weeks after the surgery. I've never felt better.
     
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    Yeah, I know a couple of ladies with that kind of implant.
     
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    Not only am I a dental tech I'm also an A&P so I can make you a crown and fix your airplane. Don
     
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    If I break my teeth on my airplane then I know who to call....:yesnod::yesnod:
     
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    I have three implants. Two were from teeth severely damaged in an accident. One was due to cracked root from bad root canal/crown several years ago. Two were done at once. The other a few years later. I got mine from the VA as a disabled vet. So, thanks to everyone for the dental care on your dime.

    And yes, it is worth suffering through the year long process.


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    I have several. The worst part is the nonacaine shot, either in your gum or the roof of your mouth.

    Everything else is easy.
     
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    I did mine under general. A little Michael Jackson cat nap and it's all done.
     
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    I have been restoring them for over 35 years and they are holding up great. Less than 5% failure rate. I have done several full mouth reconstructions where the patiend had no teeth at all and the restoration is all screw retained. For people with dentures they can put in two or more implants with a ball and socket attachment and the denture will snap in the mouth. It holds it solid but the patient can still pop it out for cleaning.
     
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    I'm on the other side. I've placed thousands over the years, but I don't restore them. I send them back to the general dentist for the final prosthetic work. Implant placement is easy. The planning and preparation needs to be taken seriously. IMO they are the most predictable, longest lasting tooth replacement option.
     
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    The shots weren't the worst part. I feel and look like I've been hit in the face with a baseball bat.
     
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    I've been a general dentist for 35 years. If you were to tell me back when I was in dental school that one day I would be using a torque wrench on my patients, I would have looked at you a little funny.
     
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    I had been advised repeatedly, by an old school dentist who had been out of practice for two decades, not to get an implant. It was actually the POA feedback that helped me decide to proceed. I am very happy with the results.
     
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    I was told to avoid an implant if you grind your teeth as the implant will not have the "cushion" that natural teeth have since they're positively anchored into bone. But my maxiofacial surgeon didn't seem to thing that an implant would be problematic for me (teeth grinder practitioner) with some reasonable care.
     
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    I couldn't afford one. Now I just have a missing tooth
     
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    I have 2 (a molar on each side, lower), and had to have a bone graft.

    The graft was the worst part for me. As it healed, I would occasionaly get tiny fragments of bone in my mouth, which grossed me out.

    Its veen over 10 years since I've had'em, and the gum never grew up around the tooth, so there is a tiny gap around the bottoms of the teethbetween the crown and gum that likes to collect food.

    Overall I'm really happy with them though. I didnt feel any pain for the entire procedure. They knocked me out for the graft and setting the screw. When they place the actual crown, you don't even need any numbing agent.

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    You absolutely need to be careful. Occlusal trauma is the Achilles heel for implants. Make sure the "bite" is dead on accurate with no lateral contacts. I would also advise that you get a night guard. I'm a periodontist, and I've had several undiagnosed bruxism cases come back with substantial bone loss around the implants. It is a major PITA to treat them.
     
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    Just the hours trying to determine if its a major or minor are going to cost a fortune.
     
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    The best part is feeling that needle going into my gums..... I live for that....:hairraise::lol::lol: