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dental implant

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.
thanks,
mkh9
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Hi,
I'm with scottma!  There is minimal pain involved with an implant procedure.

I had four extractions done and four implants placed with only local anesthetic and experienced no pain whatsoever (except for the novocaine shots -  they hurt!).  Pain after was minimal and controlled with an Rx from my oral surgeon and sleeping with an elevated head to minimize swelling.

The total time after until placement of crowns was 6 months to integrate.

Integration time can be a bit different on an individual basis.

Good luck with your implants.  I love mine!

Best to you,
Gellia
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Gellia, Who was your dentist? and what lab or company did your implants come from? I am learning that some places are better to buy from than others which may be the reason for your being satisfied as compared to others who are having major health problems. Please enlighten us. Thank you.
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1415174 tn?1453243103
Just wanted to let you know I finally got my implant in and it wasn't very painful at all. They gave me Ibupropin and it is done. I just have to wait for the crown. Can you eat regularly on that implant once the crown is on? For example, can I eat raw carrots and things like that?
thanks again,
Mkh9
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Great story, thanks for sharing
It is now 2021. How is your implant doing now? how is your health now?
1415174 tn?1453243103
Hi, It has been a while but I finally got the implant put in last week. It wasn't very painful at all because he gave me a high dose of Ibupropin for a few days. I just have to wait for the crown now.
thanks again for your advice.
mkh9
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1415174 tn?1453243103
Thanks for all your info. I guess I'll give it a try.
mkh9
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You certainly can get a flipper or partial made for the time before an implant is placed.  Some people elect to just have a removable metal partial made and use that permanently, instead of getting an implant at all.  

I had that option.  I had the partial and used it while the implants were healing, but the partial was really nice and I could very well have just used that.  Had the implants not already been placed, I may have.

You have many options to fill the space when a tooth is lost.  There is no reason you should ever be without one if that is your choice and you don't mind paying the extra costs involved.  

Good luck!
Gellia
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1415174 tn?1453243103
Thanks for the info. So the flipper is for when the implant is in what about the time the after the extraction while it is healing and there is just gum there? There is no place to chew on that side during the months before the implant is put in?
thanks,
mkh9
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Costs for an implant can vary with location.  My implants along with the extractions and bone grafts ("bone in a bottle") ran about $2200 each.
The crowns and abutments were an additional $1200 each.  Those were for front teeth.

Sounds like they are talking about a flipper for the space between your teeth while the implant integrates.  It snaps onto the teeth on either side with little clamps and can really help.  Don't worry about eating.  The implants are placed below the gumline and closed over.  Once it heals.....you don't really know it's there until it's time for your crown.  The gum is then slightly opened and a healing cap is placed while your crowns are made.  Then once your crowns are finished and placed....so are you!  With a brand new tooth.  

I love my implants.  I think you will, too.  It is a long process from start to finish but if you focus on the end result, the time goes quickly.

GOOD LUCK and let us know how you do.  We really do love success stories!

My very best to you,
Gellia
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1415174 tn?1453243103
Hi thanks for the info. Yes it has a molar then a space then a smaller tooth. So it leaves a big space and not much left area to chew with for that long a time. They supposed to give a thing (don't know the name) that is supposed to prevent the upper tooth from coming down and I think a support for the two teeth on both sides so they won't move towards the space. Is that what the "fllipper" is? One of the big things is not being able to chew on that side for a long time. Do you know what the failure rate is? I had a bone graft to help with stability and it is a lower middle tooth and he said I was a candidate for it. But, i haven't been to the surgeon yet. I 'm not sure of the whole cost either. I know it is about $6K including the tooth removal and stiches and bone graft but I don't know cost of the placement of the implant.
mkh9
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It's depends.  If it has teeth on either side, you can inquire about a "flipper".  Usually it's a single (or more) pontic with small clips on either side.

If it's a back tooth, you could probably just wait until it's healed over (the implant is below the gumline) and then proceed as always until it time for the healing cap and abutment.

If it's where it would show with a smile, do ask your dentist about a replacement.

I used a metal removable partial while my four implants integrated as they were the top front four.

Good luck!  And, do let us know how you make out.  We LOVE success stories!

My very best to you,
Gellia
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1415174 tn?1453243103
thanks so much for you input. Do they give you something to put on that area so you can chew on that side while you are waiting the 9 months or do you have to avoid it all that time?
mkh9
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implant procedure is generally minimally pain involved post-op. if you see a qualified dental surgeon.there is no need to worry.
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