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Posts for Category: Dental Implants

Dental Insurance and Dental Implants

I’ve lost several teeth and have been told that dental implants are the solution I need. However, they are quite expensive. If I get dental insurance, will that cover them? Martin Dear Martin, I am glad that you are looking at dental implants to replace your teeth. These are the best tooth replacements. Depending on […]

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Metal Free Dental Implants

I recently lost a back tooth. I’m just getting a bridge to fix it. However, if I ever lose a front tooth, I think I would rather have a dental implant. The problem I face is I have fairly severe metal allergies. I can’t wear anything that has metal in it including buttons on jeans, […]

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Titanium Versus Zirconia Dental Implants

Someone sent me a blog post from a natural health advocate. In it they said that there is evidence that titanium implants cause neurological problems. I’m starting to worry about that because I already have one dental implant that is titanium. I’m scheduled to get another implant soon too. My questions are would I be […]

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Should My Husband Switch Dental Implants

My husband recently had six dental implants placed in his lower jaw. I feel certain the metal is reacting to something in his body because they smell horrible. Right now he only has the temporary acrylic denture right now, so I’m thinking it would be better for him to switch the implants out while there […]

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How Long Can I Wait For a Dental Implant?

About nine years ago my dentist placed a crown on a tooth and then thought maybe it needed a root canal treatment but didn’t want to do the treatment through the dental crown. Recently, the crown broke and the tooth underneath it is quite decayed. He doesn’t think the tooth can be saved and wants […]

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Teeth Slanted After Implant Bridge

I had a dental implant bridge placed. Since then, the right side of my bite seems fine. The teeth touch the way they’re supposed to. But, on the left side, the teeth don’t touch at all. Is this normal? It doesn’t feel right, but my dentist says the implants are perfect. Angie Dear Angie, No, […]

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Question About Failed Dental Implant

I had a dental implant placed six months ago. It has since had to be removed. The dentist said it was an easy removal because the bone never integrated. One of the things I am concerned about is he also perforated the sinus cavity. He said only by a few millimeters and that it happens […]

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Are All-On-4 My Only Option?

I went to a dentist to talk about dental implants and he said all-on-4 dental implants are really my only option. I’ve read that not all dentists like this option. Would I be better off with dentures in that case? Drake Dear Drake, While all-on-4 dental implants are controversial, they would still be better than […]

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Can a Broken Off Tooth Get Infected?

Years ago, in my young and foolish days, I broke a tooth. I didn’t bother doing anything about it. Eventually, the rest of the tooth broke off, but as it wasn’t bothering me, again, I just let it be. Lately, though, the hole that is left has been giving me problems. It will hurt from […]

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Stunt Work and Dental Implants

I’m a stuntman and have been having the worst streak of bad luck lately. I’ve lost two teeth in three months. Obviously, I want to replace them. I was thinking of dental implants. Would they work for me? Ben Dear Ben,   I am sorry for your run of trouble. I hope that does not […]

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