Dental Implants

GlockOwner

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Have any of you ever had these? I went for a consultation a few years ago, and they were claiming that people can have the procedure done in the morning, and still be fine to go to work after it's done...seems like a lie to me. Having a bunch of teeth ripped out, then some fake teeth drilled into your jaw bone doesn't seem like a procedure where you'd be ready to go right afterwards.

If you have had it done, how is the upkeep? comfort?
 

robertc1024

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FIL did implants all the time. He dealt with things like people knocking out all of their teeth on steering wheels and such. They basically drill a hole in your jaw, insert titanium peg in, let the bone grow onto it, then put in a tooth, like a crown. Wifey-mate (dental Hygienist) says it's a 3 to 6 month process.
 

robertc1024

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There are quick-flip places apparently too, She who must be obeyed does not recommend them.
 

tx_transplant

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Wife had one done, and agreed on the time needed. Hers was about 6 months. They first did the jaw prep, then implanted the post. This took several months for it to "grow" into the bone. From there, they did a mold and made the "tooth", and installed it. It's been about 3 years and she's had no troubles at all.
I would stay far away from the fast service places. After seeing how it works, I don't see how a 1 day turnaround can possibly succeed.
 

Sam Colt

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Installing the post is about like a root canal. You'll have pain where the gum was cut for a day or so, but you can go straight to work. Once the post grows in you go to have the crown fitted. That's nothing.
 

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