Just Labradors banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,914 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wondering if anyone has had them - pros, cons etc. Was there a lot of pain post procedure? Apparently once the insert the rod (screw?) it then takes about 4-6 months for the gum / bone to fuse around it and only then they screw the tooth in...
Don't know all the details - I have a consultation tomorrow with a specialist as I might be needing one.
I will definitevely ask to be put under for the procedure. I'm a total chicken when I think of pain associated with dental work. Yikes. :eek::eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26,306 Posts
I have asked that same question awhile back. I never went through with it so I am no help. I do remember the ortho telling me I may need to have the bone built up if it's thin in spots. That pretty much done it for me. I so wish I could have a permanent solution for my teeth so I could get rid of this partial.

good luck
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,146 Posts
My Mom has them. She loves them. Not sure about the pain. My Mom's pretty **** tough, tho.

She needed them because she knocked her 2 front teeth out riding her bike on Mayne Island.

She freaked us out in her email about them because the title was implants. We didn't know why our mother was getting breast implants! :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,529 Posts
uh oh. Is this the funny/not so funny story I needed to call you for? is this why you are MIA today? I don't know what you did, but I'm sorry.

I would have called you back but we wound up with company until late last night, at which point I just figured I'd get your story today.

Guess not, eh? I'll call you tonight. Take care until then.

Oh and I have no dental implants, but my friend Alisa has almost an entire mouth of them. She said it hurt, but it was well worth it (her thyroid condition attacked her teeth, they were literally soft and nasty, so she, luckily, was able to barter with a local dentist and he replaced them all for her via implants)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26,306 Posts
My Mom has them. She loves them. Not sure about the pain. My Mom's pretty **** tough, tho.

She needed them because she knocked her 2 front teeth out riding her bike on Mayne Island.

She freaked us out in her email about them because the title was implants. We didn't know why our mother was getting breast implants! :p
LOL way to get your attention :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,574 Posts
I wondered about pain too, my dentist wants to give me an implant for a missing molar. I am not too worried about it because no one can see it but he thinks it will help stabilize my teeth that are trying to move.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
192 Posts
I have one and it was the best thing I ever did. I have such bad teeth problems due to my disease so I would love to just have all my teeth pulled one day and replaced with all implants. It doesn't hurt anymore than getting a filling or root canal. But then I have had a lot of dental work over the years so going to the dentist doesn't bother me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,429 Posts
I had a front tooth implant just over a year ago. Novacane was all that was needed. The extraction and implant was done at the same time. I did not need the pain pills after the implant. The whole procedure was quick and easy. The worst part is months of having to wear the "flapper" (partial denture) if it's a front tooth. The implant is essentially a post on which your regular dentist will put a crown, but as it heals, all you will see is the head of a screw in the gum - nothing sticking out. When an x ray shows that the implant is ready, you are given the hardware to take to your dentist to take an impression with the post in so the crown can be made. The whole implant procedure was much easer than I had anticipated.

I understand that sometimes it may be possible to put your real tooth in place as you wait for the implant to take. Not sure how that's done, but he opted for me to use the flapper instead.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,420 Posts
My MIL is in the process and has about 4 months to wait now because of her chemo that she's going through (not related to the dental proceedure :)). She said it was sore the first couple of weeks but now it's no problem. The worst of it is having the gaping hole where the tooth will be.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
519 Posts
I'm in the process. I was put under for the extraction because it was already crowned and I had bone loss due to infection. I also needed a bone graft. I will be awake for the post implant next month. The extraction and bone graft was nothing. I am told the implant is like a filling. No big deal. The only thing hurting is my bank account!!!!
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top