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Old 06-02-2020, 06:02 AM   #21
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I got my first implant two years ago. IMO they are the way to go.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:07 AM   #22
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Implants all the way.

The alternative for a new bridge that "lasts 10 years" means you're facing this same decision again at 75. That would be more complicated and scary, and dental stuff usually gets in the way of other procedures (as you probably know from your TKR's). FIL is about 76 but had to delay getting a shoulder done because of a wobbly crown that needed fixing.

I have one implant from a couple of years ago. Extraction was cake, put in a "stump" at the same time (didn't need a temp because of the position). Got the new tooth a few months later and it's never felt odd.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:18 AM   #23
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In July, it will be 17 years since I got my implant. I am very happy with it.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:40 PM   #24
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All the bridges my husband and I had lasted 20 years. I had full implants on the bottom so the price was 33k and the pain significant for the first 4 days because they put in 4 to hold the teeth. Plus I was quite swollen. But no alternative except a denture.
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1. Rebuild the two remaining teeth with posts and a new bridge. It could last 10 years or more. Iím 65
2. 3 implants, 2 extractions and 3 new teeth. One and done but pricy and probably 4 months with a temporary teeth. Implants must have time to fuse.

Any thought out there.. the thought of 3 implants scares me.
Any option to rebuild the 2 remaining teeth, and do a single implant. ?
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Wow. That's a great price. Did insurance cover most of it, this reducing your coat to $5,000 for the 3 implants,? I had one implant last year covered 60% by dental insurance and the cost to me was still 3 grand.
DW corrected me (as usual). It was two. But we paid cash - no insurance. Dentist gave her an unspecified discount because of LT relationship and zero insurance.
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And I am the 3rd retired dentist responding and I also echo my colleagues' shared opinion. If this was my mouth, and as long as the two existing teeth are in healthy enough condition, I would have the bridge remade. If the bridge is remade and eventually fails, then you still have the option for implants, or maybe another redo. If implants are done and there is a failure, not pretty.

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Thanks all for replying..
After thinking about it Iíve scheduled the implants for Monday. Why?
1) The teeth are broken below the gum line. That paddle ball racket caused a good deal of trauma - I question their viability.
I had a root crack and get infected then an extraction..
2) lots of feed back ďbest decision Iíve ever madeĒ

It wonít be fun but there are far worse things... thanks again
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Thanks all for replying..
After thinking about it Iíve scheduled the implants for Monday. Why?
1) The teeth are broken below the gum line. That paddle ball racket caused a good deal of trauma - I question their viability.
I had a root crack and get infected then an extraction..
2) lots of feed back ďbest decision Iíve ever madeĒ

It wonít be fun but there are far worse things... thanks again
Sounds to me like you have made the right decision, for you. BTW, back in the late 1970s and early 80s when racquetball was gaining a lot of popularity, I played it for awhile, along with squash. I could never get comfortable with those rackets whizzing by my head, especially in squash. I also had the opportunity to play platform tennis, which I took up to the exclusion of the other two, because I was more comfortable with my opponents in front of me, than behind me. Of course I got whacked in the nuts a couple of times, but that did go away eventually.

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