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Posts for Category: Dental Implants

Dealing with a Dental Implant Disaster

I cracked a tooth and my dentist told me it couldn’t be saved. He pulled it right then and there and I had little time to prepare. He gave me some Novocaine shots which freaking hurt and left me with burning in my mouth and tongue. He told me that was normal and we scheduled […]

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What Do I Do If I Still Have Baby Canine Teeth?

Hi, I’m 16 years-old and am still dealing with baby canine teeth. Last year, I took out my bottom ones and had these empty spots because my adult teeth came too far back and almost behind the lateral incisors. Because of that I am scared to remove the upper ones. I don’t want to look […]

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Should I Switch Implant Dentists in the Middle of the Procedure?

I had two teeth in need of dental implants. Thus far, I have had the bone grafting done to build up the bone in that area because those teeth had been missing for some time and I was using a removable partial denture for them. I wanted something more permanent. After the bone grafting, he […]

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Do I Really Need To Replace My Dental Bridge?

I had a dental bridge placed a year ago and now my dentist said it needs to be replaced because one of the teeth that holds the crown is cracked. If there is no pain is this strictly necessary? The bridge is quite expensive and I am not keen on replacing it. Ben Dear Ben, […]

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Can I Go with Comfort Dental for this Procedure?

I had a dental bridge anchored to my canine teeth that replaced all of my front four teeth. Unfortunately, the canines became so loose that they had to be extracted. I had the teeth replaced again with a parital dental done by Comfort Dental. I was completely miserable with that replacement so I went back. […]

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Can a Maryland Bridge Bond to Porcelain Crowns?

I feel like I’m losing so many teeth lately. I had a round of chemo and it did a number on my teeth. First, I had to have two porcelain crowns. Between them, I still had a viable tooth, but now that one has to go. I am going to replace it with a dental […]

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How to Prevent Facial Collapse with Dentures?

I am only in my late thirties and was recently diagnosed with a severe calcium deficiency. I am undergoing treatment. My teeth have always been a struggle for me and my dentist said that the calcium deficiency means I might as well give up and have all my teeth extracted and get dentures. I have […]

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Getting Dental Implant Parts Online

I have snap-on dentures for my upper arch. Periodically, I need some replacement parts. Presently, I need the male retention caps. However, I am struggling financially right now. My dentist sells them to me for $100 for a set of four. That is $25 a piece. I see them for sale online for $20 for […]

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How Soon Can a 15 year old Have a Dental Implant Placed?

My 15 year old son has a tooth that has been gradually getting gray. We’ve always joked that it is his zombie tooth because it looks so gray and dead. However, someone told me that the tooth might actually be dead. In that case, wouldn’t it be hurting? Should we remove it? If so, how […]

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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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