Tooth implant procedure

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Avatar m tn Before I went for the 3D Xray Periodontist said it needs to be extracted and to go with an implant. #22 supports a bridge. Is there an endodontic procedure that will save the tooth? I want the best long term solution. Also I read on the internet that there is a problem with food around a tooth after a root resection. Is the best solution extraction and an implant? I will need another implant next to #22 also as the bridge covers that space.
Avatar m tn The sequence of procedure is correct.The critical issue is if the tooth is restorable, if it's determined non-restorable,root canal treatment and crown lenthening is a waste of time and money.You may consult with a restorative dentist first.If the tooth is indicated for extraction, you can have immediate implant or delayed implant, depending on the clinician's preference and experience.consultation with an implantologist is advised.
Avatar n tn I recently developed an abcess on my top right molar tooth 2nd from the back. This tooth had undergone a root canal & w/i 6 mths. an apicoectomy which was about 10 yrs. ago. The dentist I saw yesterday recommended an amputation of the one root or see an oral surgeon who can a dental implant. He said there was no guarantee that the other two roots would hold up & that food & bacteria might collect in the tooth after the amputation.
Avatar n tn Your descriptions suggest crown lengthening or osteoplasty procedure is indicated. the purpose of surgical procedure is to establish optimal biologic width. Root canal has nothing to do with the procedure, unless dental pulp is encroached by cavity. Seeing a periodontist to have a detailed consultation is advised.
Avatar m tn From the x-ray of my implant, I found that my implant is too close to tooth #9 and the bone in between my implant and tooth #9 not grow much to integrate with the implant. I could also see the implant through my front gum, the gray color show off. I deeply worried and began to consult with some oral surgeons and some implant specialist. When they see the x-ray, all their first reaction is: This implant is not good. So, I took a CT Scan to see the implant 3-dimension.
Avatar n tn One of my front is teeth is currently a crown. It keeps coming loose and having to be recemented in or whatever it is they do to make a crown stay in. My dentist says that the post that is in there is partly damaged and my crown has no anchorage to stay in. I've only had it in but 6 months or so and it keeps coming loose. He said my only option is to get a double crown to have anchorage so that my crown can stay in permenantly. I am unfamiliar and unsure of this procedure.
Avatar m tn A couple of months ago I went to to the dentist because one of my upper front teeth (8/central incisor) had been slightly but persistently hurting for a while and it had a history of being less responsive to cold tests than my other teeth. After doing an x-ray and a cold test she concluded that the root is dead but to be safe she started the root canal without any anasthesia so I could say something if I felt anything. I felt no pain whatsoever and sure enough the root was dead. So far so good.
Avatar n tn m worried that if it is removed right now then I will end up with implant as the only option to replace the missing tooth which is be very expensive and I can't afford right now. Should I get a second opinion? Is there another alternative to replacing a missing tooth without implant? Please let me know.
Avatar m tn I think I would go with an implant if you can afford it. i had a tooth extracted 3 weeks ago and might have to have one of my "fang teeth" extracted due to a failed root canal... im like you, i dont want to have a bridge done at the expense of a healthy tooth. from what i understand is each time a tooth has work on makes the tooth more "angry"...thats why im not having a bridge done where i had the bootm one extracted...
Avatar m tn From the x-ray of my implant, I found that my implant is too close to tooth #9 and the bone in between my implant and tooth #9 not grow much to integrate with the implant. I could also see the implant through my front gum, the gray color show off. I deeply worried and began to consult with some oral surgeons and some implant specialist. When they see the x-ray, all their first reaction is: This implant is not good. So, I took a CT Scan to see the implant 3-dimension.
Avatar n tn My next question is should I get a specialist to do the implant procedure or should I let my general dentist do the extraction and implant procedure?
Avatar m tn t bite anything harder than a banana since there was so little tooth holding the crown in. My question is if there is a procedure that I can have done to reverse this, maybe an implant or something, so that I can bite things? And if so what a price range would be and what kind of professional I should see? I don't know much about dentistry but if I'm shoved in the right direction I can generally find out the information I need to know.
Avatar m tn Only if there was a problem after that would you consider an implant. Implants, like any other dental procedure of this nature require upkeep and you'd be placing something foreign where your own tooth root meets the same requirement. Enjoy your crowns. Save implants for anything in the future. That's JMHO. Best to you and good luck!
Avatar n tn implants are the closest restoration to a natural tooth. the procedure cost more than most others which is why many insurance plans dont cover it. they want you to go with a cheaper option. i would not get an implant from a dental school. since this procedure is more difficult than a simple filling and such i would want to go to a dentist that has lots of previous experience. this would decrease the risk of something going wrong.
Avatar m tn I did an implant on my tooth #10. The same day the doctor did tooth extraction and an immediate implant loading. on one side of the implant, there are some bone infection. It dose not cause much pain and swelling, but it cause the procedure of bone binding the implant very slow. I am very concern about the success rate of my implant under this condition. I would like to hear expert's opinion about it. How is the success rate under this situation.
Avatar f tn Can I get a response from those of you that have had a Dental (tooth) implant done in the last few years. Did anyone have any problems with it, etc. I need a 3 unit crown and bridge but my dentist is pushing Implants. Having been in dentistry as an assistant several years ago. I'm not too up to date on them anymore. Thanks.
Avatar m tn i said no and they looked shocked and then we went ahead with the root canal, i told them to just pull the tooth but of course they didnt want to. i told them i didnt have 6000 for an implant or 3000 for a bridge so we did a root canal and they are going to fit a crown to it... if your not in pain yet then start saving money now....
Avatar n tn Has anyone here had a tooth implant rather than a bridge? My dentist in recommended an implant for a tooth I was born w/o and I'm nervous about the procedure, it sounds painful (and more expensive) but he does not want to ruin the two teeth surrounding the gap with a bridge. He claims it will last a lifetime as well - anyone have feedback on this issue?
20851450 tn?1537155885 Root canal is actually the area inside a tooth containing the tooth's pulp and nerve.
1415174 tn?1453243103 I had a tooth extracted and I am thinking of getting a dental implant. I am concerned with several things regarding the implant: 1. how long are you under anesthetic? 2. how much pain after they put the implant in? 3. do they put in a plate or something so you can chew on that side? 4. I understand it takes 4 months to heal before the implant and then 4-5 months after before they can put the crown or top part on.
Avatar n tn Then in January 2007, I underwent a free gingival graft procedure where tissue was harvested from my palate - the site was directly adjacent to the tooth with the new crown. Since graft procedure, the crowned tooth has become extremely sensitive to heat and cold and is also uncomfortable with chewing pressure. The tissue graft and harvest site have healed perfectly and both look "excellent" according to the periodontist that performed the procedure.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your reply!! The perio is a guy I have known for a long time and trust -- and he looked at the temporary crown restoration and said it "looks good". I told him that I didn't think that the tooth needed a root canal b/c of no pain or sensitivity (but dentist said I should go). I think that they thought the tooth may be cracked deeper than just the cusp being chipped off.
Avatar dr f tn I am quite nervous about the possibility of needing bone grafting. Is this procedure fairly safe or should I say that I will only have the implant if I don't need grafting and then consider something like a denture or bridge? Many thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn after about a year the puss came back, the tooth started to become just a bit discolored not to noticeable, but i just want to save this tooth or do something about it! can someone please explain what is happeneing to me and my tooth and what options i have! i really want to keep the tooth but idk anything to just make my smile great again, please and thank you.
Avatar n tn m not sure what you mean by an implant replacing one tooth covered by a 2 crown structure. do you mean 2 crowns on one implant? why would you want to do that? Is the space that big? I guess its difficult without seeing your whole mouth. Are you missing other teeth? anyway, it sounds to me like #10 has somewhat of a questionable prognosis. If I now understand correctly, it had root canal, a broken instrument and an apico. Now it's had a post and has been overprepared.
Avatar m tn Thanks Scott, Looks like I will also need the other side done as well, an implant in tooth #14(fist molar) on the upper left. So basically #14 on left and #2 on right need to be done. If there is not enough bone, will a sinus lift fix the issue so an implant can be placed? Who does the sinus lift, an ENT? I am worried that I am in for a difficult road with these implants, but mabe it is not as bad as it seems. I just don't want to be toothless as I have a really nice set of teeth!
Avatar m tn Proper maintenance of implant is essential, which includes interdental brush, floss, and tooth brush. Mechanical cleaning is indispensible. Implant is generally cleaned by plastic instrument or meticulous cleaning of metal instrument. You may need to inform your hygienist which tooth or teeth is implant supported restoration, so that she may avoid routine cleaning procedure for implant. one routine dental cleaning does not likely cause permanent damage of implant.