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To Get Tooth Implants or Not?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 25, 2011 at 8:29 PM

I'm not really asking this question for myself...YET, as I don't have any missing teeth at the moment. I'm just asking for my mother. I was wondering whether this would be a viable option, or if it's just better to accept missing teeth. Does anyone have any experience with this or suggestions/opinions?

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 21, 2012
at 01:03 AM

Haha, love the "surprise surprise!" for Mercola. That article is so ridiculous. He jumps from Western A Price to inducing a circuit in your mouth to nutritional typing, and back to Price in 0.2 seconds. This is my whole experience with him - something legitimate, followed by inexcusable whoo.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:34 AM

One of the best resources which I wish I found prior to my experiences (google 'implant failure' and/or 'heavy metal toxicity'): http://paleohacks.com/questions/72617/to-get-tooth-implants-or-not/72699#72699

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:33 AM

Thank you CoconutWaterisGood! Implants are not cures -- there are failure rates. Technically mine is embedded in bone well -- too well. I grow bone perfectly (due to paleo and supps omega-3, minerals, K2, D3, good hormones). Osteoporosis and any deficiencies (progesterone, vitamin D/K2/A/tocopheroles, minerals, etc) may be a significant factor in implant success. Any Autism or Alzheimer's in the family history? These people are probably more mineral/alloy sensitive.

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 26, 2011
at 09:13 PM

Thanks for sharing your personal experience, Jessica! I've never heard of ceramic implants, but they definitely sound more expensive. >_< Darnit!

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 26, 2011
at 09:11 PM

Thanks, Grace! Sorry to hear you are having issues with your implant. :(

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 26, 2011
at 06:31 PM

The plot thickens! My mom might have osteoporosis! :(

3c49f67b3c8c0b580e89fdba0b95a8e8

(211)

on October 26, 2011
at 05:43 AM

My father and step-father are dentists-lol. Implants are the way to go.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 26, 2011
at 03:49 AM

Indeed! He is Donald S. Clem, DDS in Fullerton. Here's the link - http://fullertonperio.com/

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 26, 2011
at 02:03 AM

Errrm, thanks for sharing, Ed! Those pictures were truly traumatizing, but it got your point across indeed. =P We're in Southern California too, so do you mind providing the information of your oral surgeon? That'd be ever so helpful! :)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 26, 2011
at 12:22 AM

its better to have fake teeth than no teeth.....implants are great if you can afford them

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:59 PM

Well, it does grab your attention, doesn't it?

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(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:57 PM

I can see the thread "Human Butchery...is it Paleo?"

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:55 PM

You know, with eating all sorts of guts and stuff...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:54 PM

I thought we were all paleo here, Travis! :>

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(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:53 PM

Hope ya don't mind, Ed, but that's a bit much without warning.

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(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:41 PM

I've wanted to become increasingly shark-like since I was a kid. I want people to describe me as "Jawesome!" I don't see why they couldn't manipulate some of your stem cells or something and grow teeth and then implant a living tooth in the jaw.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on October 25, 2011
at 09:54 PM

@Trav-you think we just grow another set?that'd be sweet.

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(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Or maybe it's not even relevant with K2 sufficiency.

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(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Hopefully they figure out how to grow real teeth by the time we need it.

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 25, 2011
at 08:45 PM

Thanks for the quick response! My mother is 55 years of age. She has two teeth side-by-side that are missing, so she is considering implanting both of them. I think bridging two teeth like that seems unstable. :(

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:48 PM

Hope no one here is squeamish.

I had a jungle-gym incident when I was a kid and ate a steel bar. My tooth died and turned yellow and stayed that way for the next half century but I was losing bone around that tooth and eventually a bone graft needed to be done and then an implant. The first guy I went to screwed up the bone graft about 3 times and so I finally (after 4 years) got a "refund" and went to a pro who knew what he was doing.

Here's a shot of the failed implant where the bone graft didn't take -

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/edriceus/implant/implant1.jpg

The real dentist (oral surgeon) removed the bad graft and implant and redid it properly. This is the removed failed implant with bone still attached.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/edriceus/implant/implant2.jpg

This is the new graft screwed into place.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/edriceus/implant/implant3.jpg

This is the new implant in place after the bone graft healed for about four months. You can see the holes where the screws were removed.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/edriceus/implant/implant4.jpg

And this is the completed implant (minus the crown) after all had healed.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/edriceus/implant/implant5.jpg

By all means, make sure you do some due diligence on the oral surgeon and get a good one. The guy I went to in Southern California gives lectures at universities around the world and actually is involved in research to grow new teeth.

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(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:53 PM

Hope ya don't mind, Ed, but that's a bit much without warning.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:59 PM

Well, it does grab your attention, doesn't it?

Medium avatar

(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:57 PM

I can see the thread "Human Butchery...is it Paleo?"

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 26, 2011
at 02:03 AM

Errrm, thanks for sharing, Ed! Those pictures were truly traumatizing, but it got your point across indeed. =P We're in Southern California too, so do you mind providing the information of your oral surgeon? That'd be ever so helpful! :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:55 PM

You know, with eating all sorts of guts and stuff...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 26, 2011
at 03:49 AM

Indeed! He is Donald S. Clem, DDS in Fullerton. Here's the link - http://fullertonperio.com/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:54 PM

I thought we were all paleo here, Travis! :>

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45d0fdb049d1f5c89946984687cde26d

(0)

on March 05, 2013
at 09:30 AM

An ideal candidate for a dental implant is one who is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is required to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.

In my opinion you can ask your doubts to specialist in this area . Here you can ask your doubts free . Go and ask http://dental-implants.tours2health.com

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3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on October 26, 2011
at 03:02 AM

Do Clifford testing to evalaute best what materials are biocompatable. I'm like mercola. I am having huge isses with a titanium implant will likely decide to have it removed. I do not need it and it was just cosmetic. knowing what i know now, i would choose ceramic or none at all. Do Clifford. If u react to one of the alloys, nickel, or titanium, you are jacked. good luck!

heavy metal: titanium implant safety under scrutiny http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110725101257.htm

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 26, 2011
at 09:11 PM

Thanks, Grace! Sorry to hear you are having issues with your implant. :(

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:34 AM

One of the best resources which I wish I found prior to my experiences (google 'implant failure' and/or 'heavy metal toxicity'): http://paleohacks.com/questions/72617/to-get-tooth-implants-or-not/72699#72699

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:33 AM

Thank you CoconutWaterisGood! Implants are not cures -- there are failure rates. Technically mine is embedded in bone well -- too well. I grow bone perfectly (due to paleo and supps omega-3, minerals, K2, D3, good hormones). Osteoporosis and any deficiencies (progesterone, vitamin D/K2/A/tocopheroles, minerals, etc) may be a significant factor in implant success. Any Autism or Alzheimer's in the family history? These people are probably more mineral/alloy sensitive.

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24df4e0d0e7ce98963d4641fae1a60e5

on October 25, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Get the implant. It will feel like a real tooth and bridges are a royal PITA. Do not get used to missing teeth. Teeth will migrate causing jaw pain and all manner of problems. At the very least have a retainer made to wear at night so this doesn't happen, but optimally full dentition is best.

And if she's a smoker ... stop!

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6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on October 25, 2011
at 09:50 PM

I have had two implants for many years with no problems. The big thing for success is seeing a specialist in this area, don't just go with any dentist who says he does implants. I am not sure about all of the implications of implants versus no implants, but I do know that not getting the implants can contribute to bone loss. I suggest she replaces the teeth if possible.

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on October 25, 2011
at 09:07 PM

I have had a titanium implant for over a year and have suffered no ill effects (that I know of). I have been missing a bicuspid since the age of 21 or so (it was a lateral tooth impacted in the roof of my mouth that orthodontists tried to pull down into place but I didn't wear my retainer and the project failed) and had a plastic "flipper" that I used for many years. I didn't want to bridge it since I would've had to have sacrificed my two front teeth to the bridge. I had to have some bone grafted in due to loss (both from the lateral impaction and the empty space for ten+ years). The procedure was about an hour and I stayed awake but numbed w/ novacaine. It was a pretty uneventful surgery.

As Kelly said, missing teeth can cause movement, and in my case, bone degeneration in the jaw.

However, Dr. Mercola has some issues with titanium (surprise, surprise!) and recommends an alternative implant made of ceramic. If I'd known this when I got mine, I might have considered the ceramic route - but it's all done now, so I guess I'll just wait and see...I'm 35 by the way.

What Dr. Mercola says

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 26, 2011
at 09:13 PM

Thanks for sharing your personal experience, Jessica! I've never heard of ceramic implants, but they definitely sound more expensive. >_< Darnit!

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 21, 2012
at 01:03 AM

Haha, love the "surprise surprise!" for Mercola. That article is so ridiculous. He jumps from Western A Price to inducing a circuit in your mouth to nutritional typing, and back to Price in 0.2 seconds. This is my whole experience with him - something legitimate, followed by inexcusable whoo.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on October 25, 2011
at 08:35 PM

I don't actually know anyone who has them but my dentist specializes in this kind of work and she does A LOT of it (in Colombia). She seems to do a lot of work for foreigners who fly in for the surgery and all the other stuff that comes with it (due to cost and her specialization). She showed me some photos before and afters and it looks incredible.

Hope I don't get to that point myself ever, they put the implants into the bone! yikes!!! (this probably doesn't help much!!)

how old is she? problem with missing teeth is other teeth start moving around, issues eating and vanity if they are noticeable. Bridges are temporary solutions.

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(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Hopefully they figure out how to grow real teeth by the time we need it.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on October 25, 2011
at 09:54 PM

@Trav-you think we just grow another set?that'd be sweet.

Medium avatar

(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:41 PM

I've wanted to become increasingly shark-like since I was a kid. I want people to describe me as "Jawesome!" I don't see why they couldn't manipulate some of your stem cells or something and grow teeth and then implant a living tooth in the jaw.

Medium avatar

(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Or maybe it's not even relevant with K2 sufficiency.

Dcd6927a3606b66f3bfb1c5c28d67a6f

on October 25, 2011
at 08:45 PM

Thanks for the quick response! My mother is 55 years of age. She has two teeth side-by-side that are missing, so she is considering implanting both of them. I think bridging two teeth like that seems unstable. :(

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on August 14, 2012
at 07:24 AM

In my opinion you must get tooth implants. Many companies provide their best services and provide dental implants within one day. With the help of these types of services, there is no need to worry about dental implants.

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