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Old 01-11-2018, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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My wife has already done one in the front mostly for cosmetic purposes.

But I have only one functional molar left on the bottom, and am looking forward to at least three molar implants over the next two-three years. I started with an extraction of a tooth that originally had a crown but deteriorated so that the crown fell off--Today. Am going to a maxi-faciallary surgeon who took it out and then stitched it up. Never had stitching after an extraction before.

Next step is a 3D CT scan for $300, and then they put a pin in the bone. If I donít have enough bone, then they have to put in cadaver bone to stimulate bone growth, and then put in the pin. Then comes a crown that screws into the pin.

Maybe two molars, and then one on the other side with a bridge. Mucho bucks. Iíll have to take out a loan, like buying a car.

Amazingly... almost no pain so far. My wife said that the bone drilling was less than having a filling done.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I have 2 partial dentures which are a nuisance much of the time. Everything I have learned about implants gives me sticker shock. Is there any good news that I haven't heard?
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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I have 2 partial dentures which are a nuisance much of the time. Everything I have learned about implants gives me sticker shock. Is there any good news that I haven't heard?
It is vastly cheaper than it used to be. I have major upper implants in half the upper jaw. Actually have a piece of bone taken out of the back of my knee to create enough bone. All done 20 years ago...took 9 months and cost $30,000. The two hole lower done a year ago cost around $3,000. It costs but if you can work the money it is pretty much wonderful. Mine have held up perfectly so far...and are just like natural teeth.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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My upper dentures clip onto what was suppose ti be 4 implants. Two of the implants came out, the dentist put in another in the same area and it started to hurt and he removed it.
So my dentures are held in by only 2 implants plus I do have 2 teeth on one side that also hold them in.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I have a fear of the implant work no matter the costs. I have a lot of dental work over my life and am now holding on to what I have, have some work that does it fine for me.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I dont plan to have perfect teth to impress everyone on the nursing home. Ill save my money. Heard too many horror stories.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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This makes me feel better about my dentures. I only wear the uppers usually because the lower ones don't stay in well. I was debating implants vs dentures but the cost threw me for a loop.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I had a lot of teeth extracted in my 20's because I was broke and stupid. If they weren't front teeth, I didn't much care. But then in my 50's, all the original crowns were breaking down and some additional teeth were decaying, and I didn't have much chewing surface in the back. I didn't want to have real tooth/fake tooth/real tooth, all of different colors. So I got the whole mouth reconstruction, with three implants, all new crowns and some bridges, braces to align the teeth....oh, it was a five-year process and I never added up all the money because I didn't want to know.

That work was finished 10 years ago, and I was told it usually lasts 10 years! What? I'm only 67 and I sure don't plan on going through all this again!!! So far I am really maintaining/flossing them religiously and my dentist says they're in good shape, so I'm just praying they last til I kick the big one.

If money is an issue, try dental schools near you to see if you can get work done at a discount.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:49 AM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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I had a lot of teeth extracted in my 20's because I was broke and stupid. If they weren't front teeth, I didn't much care. But then in my 50's, all the original crowns were breaking down and some additional teeth were decaying, and I didn't have much chewing surface in the back. I didn't want to have real tooth/fake tooth/real tooth, all of different colors. So I got the whole mouth reconstruction, with three implants, all new crowns and some bridges, braces to align the teeth....oh, it was a five-year process and I never added up all the money because I didn't want to know.

That work was finished 10 years ago, and I was told it usually lasts 10 years! What? I'm only 67 and I sure don't plan on going through all this again!!! So far I am really maintaining/flossing them religiously and my dentist says they're in good shape, so I'm just praying they last til I kick the big one.

If money is an issue, try dental schools near you to see if you can get work done at a discount.
Very educational post, Avalon08. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:55 AM
 
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i had 7 implants put in 8 years ago . i reject one in months .

over the 8 years i rejected 1/2 of them . i put in 4 more almost two years ago . so far so good but that is almost 40k in work for the 2 times ..

the newer ones are a new design and very tiny compared to the standard ones . the bicon miniatures are supposedly less prone to rejection .
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