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Old 03-07-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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Anyway back on subject. So this process is to help regenerate teeth. How does it work? Any idea when this is going to be release to the public? Does it have to be stem cells form your own body? If anyone has any info on this?


I don't mind being a ginny pig for this if has a high chance of working.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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Anyway back on subject. So this process is to help regenerate teeth. How does it work? Any idea when this is going to be release to the public? Does it have to be stem cells form your own body? If anyone has any info on this?


I don't mind being a ginny pig for this if has a high chance of working.
First I heard about it but the procedure will cost over $100,000 if dentists are involved in it.

Greediest people I ever saw.
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Probably wind up growing teeth in vaginas, eyeballs, and nipples.


Dentists cannot even place a proper filling and now they are talking about growing teeth via stem cells?? Cut me a break.
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I have not heard about it but it does not surprise me. It will come down in price too.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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It will come down in price too.
Yeah, just like implants did. <<tongue planted firmly in cheek.>>
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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Yeah, just like implants did. <<tongue planted firmly in cheek.>>
You can get an implant for just a few grand. Not bad for surgery that fuses titanium to your bones and gives you a custom designed tooth that will last your entire life.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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gives you a custom designed tooth that will last your entire life.
You got one word wrong: "that will last ITS life."

So for a few grand, say 3.
$3,000 x 32 = $96,000

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that fuses titanium to your bones
We also have a very different definition of the word fuse. Being screwed in is HARDLY being FUSED. Bone fuses to bone. Titanium fuses to nothing without a welding torch.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:54 PM
 
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You got one word wrong: "that will last ITS life."
Dental implants will last as long as the person lives as long as they are taken care of properly unless they are defective or affected by external factors (gum disease, etc).
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So for a few grand, say 3.
$3,000 x 32 = $96,000
Yes, if you multiply anything by 32, it will get expensive. 32 surgeries (as many as 64 with grafting) is going to cost you money.

But this brings to light your ignorance on the topic. No one is going to have 32 implants. There are better alternative solutions.
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We also have a very different definition of the word fuse. Being screwed in is HARDLY being FUSED. Bone fuses to bone. Titanium fuses to nothing without a welding torch.
I use the word in the fashion of medical science. You use the word in your own fashion. The bone and titanium absolutely do fuse through a chemical process called osseointegration.

Dental implants - EFP
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Dental implants will last as long as the person lives as long as they are
taken care of properly unless they are defective or affected by external factors
(gum disease, etc).
So then what you are saying is that dental implants will last as long as they last.

Of course the IMPLANT will last almost until the sun goes red giant and melts it but that is not the same as saying it will continue to function as an implant in a human mouth.

Implants fail, and they fail not infrequently. Calling a new technology "life-long" is nothing more than advertising based on no data.

A world renowned endodontist/friend said he is wary of implants and I asked whether it was because it presents a permanently open passage between out mouths and our jawbones and he said "precisely."
I got one anyway but I am fully aware of the risk I am imposing to the bone.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:41 AM
 
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So then what you are saying is that dental implants will last as long as they last.

Of course the IMPLANT will last almost until the sun goes red giant and melts it but that is not the same as saying it will continue to function as an implant in a human mouth.

Implants fail, and they fail not infrequently. Calling a new technology "life-long" is nothing more than advertising based on no data.

A world renowned endodontist/friend said he is wary of implants and I asked whether it was because it presents a permanently open passage between out mouths and our jawbones and he said "precisely."
I got one anyway but I am fully aware of the risk I am imposing to the bone.
Good for you on getting the implant, but you have to take care of it the way you were instructed when it was placed...daily. Many people will not do that.

When I worked as a dental hygienist, I saw many people who needed 3 month dental cleanings due to gum disease. After three months, different types of bacteria start accumulating and cause faster damage. People would not come in for the three month cleanings because their insurance sometimes would not cover it...yet they would take their car in for three month oil changes...and the car insurance did not cover that. Where are their priorities?
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