Full Upper Denture or Implant: Which is Better?

Full Upper Denture or Implant: Which is Better?

I am 65 years old. Upper jaw has only 5 front teeth left in fair condition. There is some bone loss through out. Can I have dental implant…

Hepatitis C: Can I Get Dental Implants?

Hepatitis C: Can I Get Dental Implants?

I am considering implants, both upper and lower. Three years ago I had hepatitis C – liver and kidneys all but shutting down. Totally fine…

I Have Diabetes: Is this a Contraindication for Implants and Grafts?

I Have Diabetes: Is this a Contraindication for Implants and Grafts?

I am 58 years old and diabetic with controlled high blood pressure. Five months ago, I had a bone graft to augment bone at the sinus…

If I Smoke Can I Get Dental Implants?

If I Smoke Can I Get Dental Implants?

I am a 29 year old male and smoke . I just had all my upper teeth removed and most of my lower molars due to a genetic disorder. I have a…

I’m On Evista: Can I Get Implants?

I’m On Evista: Can I Get Implants?

I was given Evista, and one dentist says that it is classified as a bisphosphonate. So I was told I can’t get dental implants. Is this true?

Implants During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

Implants During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

Is it safe to have an extraction, dental implant and bone grafting during the pregnancy (I happen to be in the first trimester – second…

Is Overdenture with Implants Better than a Regular Denture?

Is Overdenture with Implants Better than a Regular Denture?

What is an overdenture with implants? Will this be better than regular dentures?

Length of the Dental Implant: Does it Matter?

Length of the Dental Implant: Does it Matter?

I had #13 extracted almost 3 months ago (wasn’t infected, dentist did not know why it hurt, he thought it might have had a minute crack in…

Lost a Molar: Is an Implant Really Needed?

Lost a Molar: Is an Implant Really Needed?

Just had molar #31 removed. I’m 71 in good health. Much dental work done over the years. Being advised to have an implant. I have been…

Mini Implants: Can these Work for Lower Front Teeth and Are they Permanent?

Mini Implants: Can these Work for Lower Front Teeth and Are they Permanent?

Would mini dental implants work for two (2) lower front teeth? Are they permanent? Cost?

Molar Extracted: Is Implant Really Needed?

Molar Extracted: Is Implant Really Needed?

I have had to have the top left first molar removed( called #12 molar in Canada). It was removed last month and has healed. I am nervous…

One Step or Two Step Process for Implants?

One Step or Two Step Process for Implants?

A surgeon has recommended a one-step sinus lift and placement of implants procedure for teeth # 2 and 3. I am in my sixties. He has taken a…

Periodontal Disease: Can I Get Implants?

Periodontal Disease: Can I Get Implants?

If I had gum / periodontal disease at one time, can I still get dental implants? What do I need to do?

Radiation Exposure from Cone Beam CT: Should I Worry?

Radiation Exposure from Cone Beam CT: Should I Worry?

I am worried about radiation exposure from a Cone Beam CT scan and am thus inclined to go to an implantologist who uses only a panaromic x…

Synthetic Bone Graft Didn’t Take: Should I Get Bio-Oss?

Synthetic Bone Graft Didn’t Take: Should I Get Bio-Oss?

My 2 front top teeth were damaged when I was 13. Last October, at age 50, those teeth were extracted and Bioplant bone graft (synthetic…

Take Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can I Get Implants?

Take Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can I Get Implants?

I am 65 yrs and take medications, Enbrel and prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis . I had a bridge and partial dentures for over 20 yrs. I am…

Taking Prolia for Osteoporosis: Can I Get Implants?

Taking Prolia for Osteoporosis: Can I Get Implants?

My dentist wants me to have four mini implants for my upper denture. I take a shot every 6 months for osteoporosis the drug is called Prolia…

Teeth Whitening: Is This Possible after Getting a Dental Implant?

Teeth Whitening: Is This Possible after Getting a Dental Implant?

I recently had a dental implant placed and now have the crown. I am wondering if I can get teeth whitening now in my mouth. Will the teeth…

Took Fosamax: Any Precautions to Take before Getting Implants?

Took Fosamax: Any Precautions to Take before Getting Implants?

I have been on Fosamax for 6-8 years, now am getting an implant supported bridge. What precautions should be taken during the procedure to…

Underwent Cancer Treatment: Can I Get Dental Implants?

Underwent Cancer Treatment: Can I Get Dental Implants?

I had throat cancer 3 years ago and part of my treatment included radiotherapy which has effected my saliva glands and teeth. Recently, both…

Using an Electric Toothbrush After Dental Implant Surgery?

Using an Electric Toothbrush After Dental Implant Surgery?

I had dental implant surgery a few weeks ago. I have read elsewhere that mini-vibrations will interfere with bone growth around the implant…

What is the All-on-4 Dental Implant Technique?

What is the All-on-4 Dental Implant Technique?

Can you please tell me what the All-on-4 Dental Implant Technique is and why I may consider it?

What is the Maximum Bone Loss that Can Be Saved by a Bone Graft?

What is the Maximum Bone Loss that Can Be Saved by a Bone Graft?

I have a front tooth, with bone loss of about 50%. Can I still get a bone graft that may save this tooth or have I already suffered too much…

All On 4 or Mini Dental Implants?

All On 4 or Mini Dental Implants?

I am interested in full denture replacement with dental implants. Could you please explain to me what the difference is between the mini…

Anesthesia for a Dental Implant: What is Necessary?

Anesthesia for a Dental Implant: What is Necessary?

What kind of anesthesia should I get for a dental implant? Is general anesthesia necessary for one implant?

Are Antibiotics Needed for an Implant?

Are Antibiotics Needed for an Implant?

Do I need to take antibiotics after I get an implant? If so, why? Thanks.

Bone Graft: How Long Can I Wait Before Getting Dental Implants?

Bone Graft: How Long Can I Wait Before Getting Dental Implants?

I need a lower bone graft in front area, so that dental implants can be placed. Do I need to get dental implants right away after the bone…

Can I Eat Only Soft Food After Implants Placed and Temp Installed?

Can I Eat Only Soft Food After Implants Placed and Temp Installed?

My wife is planning to have all of her upper teeth replaced with dental implants. They are installing a temp for 10-12 weeks for healing…

Cemented Crown is Dislodging from Dental Implant: What Can I Do?

Cemented Crown is Dislodging from Dental Implant: What Can I Do?

My cemented crown keeps dislodging from the dental implant. It normally stays intact for only 3 months every time after it is cemented. My…

Cleft Palate: Are Dental Implants an Option for Me?

Cleft Palate: Are Dental Implants an Option for Me?

I’m a cleft palate with missing jawbone over the cleft. The cleft is currently covered by a bridge anchored to one tooth on each side of the…

Crown on Implant Not the Right Size: What Can I Do?

Crown on Implant Not the Right Size: What Can I Do?

I have had implants placed in tooth #13 and #14. When I received the crowns #13 looked good, but #14 (molar) is about 70% of the size of my…

Dental Flipper: Are there Alternatives?

Dental Flipper: Are there Alternatives?

I went to Mexico for dental implants and was fitted for a flipper. However, the flipper it is very uncomfortable. What are the alternatives…

Do I Need a Sinus Lift for Dental Implants?

Do I Need a Sinus Lift for Dental Implants?

I am scheduled to receive 2 dental implants in my maxillary right molar region in #2 and #3 areas. My surgeon has informed me that I will…

Gum Disease and Significant Bone Loss: Can I Get Implants?

Gum Disease and Significant Bone Loss: Can I Get Implants?

I have gum disease. I recently saw a periodontist, and he told me that I have significant bone loss around #23, 24 and 25. The peridontist…

How Do I Choose a Dental Implant Team and Specialist?

How Do I Choose a Dental Implant Team and Specialist?

It seems that the experience and expertise of implant specialist is very important. How does one go about selecting an dental implant “team…

Implant Splinted Crown: What’s the Advantages and Disadvantages?

Implant Splinted Crown: What’s the Advantages and Disadvantages?

I heard of two different things: an implant splinted crown or non-splinted crown. What is the difference? What are the advantages and…

Implant Supported Fixed Bridge: How Difficult Is This to Maintain?

Implant Supported Fixed Bridge: How Difficult Is This to Maintain?

I currently have a full upper denture which I have had for several years. I hate the way the denture feels and want to have it replaced with…

Leukemia: Does Getting Dental Implants Pose a Risk of Complications?

Leukemia: Does Getting Dental Implants Pose a Risk of Complications?

Do dental implants pose a risk of complications to people with chronic illnesses, such as lymphocytic leukemia?

Molar Extracted: Do I Really Need a Dental Implant?

Molar Extracted: Do I Really Need a Dental Implant?

Previously the only teeth I had extracted were my wisdom teeth. However, my #18 molar’s root canal failed and it was infected. This week my…

Need Braces: Can a Dental Implant Wait till After Orthodontic Treatment?

Need Braces: Can a Dental Implant Wait till After Orthodontic Treatment?

I had one of the first molars extracted 5 months ago and bone grafting was done at the same time. Now I need braces to correct an issue I…

Periodontal Disease: What is the Better Option a Bridge or a Dental Implant?

Periodontal Disease: What is the Better Option a Bridge or a Dental Implant?

I have periodontal disease and am in the process of undergoing the deep gum cleaning. I recently had to have a bottom molar #19 extracted…

Pre-Fab Abutment vs. Regular Abutment?

Pre-Fab Abutment vs. Regular Abutment?

I saw an Oral surgeon for the extraction and bone graft as well as the placement of the “post”. My dentist is now doing the crown but no-one…

Sinus Infection After Getting Dental Implants?

Sinus Infection After Getting Dental Implants?

Can a sinus infection occur after having dental implants put in (still waiting for the crowns)? And if I get a sinus infection, what should…

Sinus Lift: What is This?

Sinus Lift: What is This?

I recently went to see my dentist to find out if I could get implants. He mentioned that I may need a sinus lift. Can you please explain to…

Sinus Lift: What are the Risks?

Sinus Lift: What are the Risks?

My doctor says I need sinus lift procedure. What are the major risks I could face with a sinus lift procedure? And do I really need a sinus…

Space Between Implant and Gum: Is this Common?

Space Between Implant and Gum: Is this Common?

I received a dental implant 2 years ago and paid for it without the help of insurance. Since then, I have seen the periodontist twice…

What Does it Mean that Cost for Dental Implants is Per Arch?

What Does it Mean that Cost for Dental Implants is Per Arch?

My dentist says my cost for dental implants is “per arch”. What does he mean? I need implants on both the top and bottom of my mouth. Thanks…

What is an Overdenture?

What is an Overdenture?

Sorry if this question is very basic, but what is an overdenture? I’ve read about it in various places and I’m not sure how this is…

Wore Dentures for 4 Years Already: Can I Get Implants?

Wore Dentures for 4 Years Already: Can I Get Implants?

After 4 years of wearing an upper denture is it OK for me to get dental implants?

Abutments are Loose: Will My Implants Fail?

Abutments are Loose: Will My Implants Fail?

The abutments on my two implants became loose and are falling off, and I am due to get the crowns placed on these posts now. Are my dental…

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