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Dental implants or dental crowns for worn down molars

Over the years I have worn down my back teeth due to Bruxism (I'm 63). My dentist recommended crowns on the back teeth to build them up so that my bottom teeth don't cut into the roof of my mouth, but I am thinking dental implants would make more sense. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by ConnieL on Dec 1, 2016 - 15 answers

What loss of function would I receive if I lost all my teeth

For reasons related to Social Security, I need to show that I need dental surgery in order to keep functioning at work. I will be meeting my periodontal team today to ask them for their expertise, but I would like the hive mind's take on it before I go. [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Jun 5, 2015 - 12 answers

What's more fun than the words 'bone graft'?

Tell me about the awesomeness of pre-dental implant bone graft procedures. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Oct 29, 2014 - 22 answers

Magnetic Fields: Great band, better sixth sense?

I'm intrigued by the magnetic implants some people get implanted into their fingers (most recently, I saw this thing on Reddit). I think it would be amazing to add an extra sense, but my body rejects almost all piercings so I don't think the actual implants would go well. Would magnetic rings, consistently worn, achieve a similar effect? Even if it's not as strong, I'd be interested in trying it. If you have thoughts about how this would work, how to make it work, and where to get rings if this will work, please let me know.
posted by c'mon sea legs on Feb 22, 2014 - 5 answers

How to discuss breast augmentation with my girlfriend?

How do I discuss breast augmentation with my girlfriend when she brings it up to me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2012 - 44 answers

I want cyborg teeth. Help?

What electronic devices could I have implanted in my teeth, next month? [more inside]
posted by American Christmas Devil on Jan 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Are mini dental implants any good?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of mini-dental implants vs. traditional implants. I'd love to hear your experience with mini-implants! [more inside]
posted by goggie on May 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Gift For Dental Team

How on earth do I say Thank You to this Dental Team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 17 answers

Please Help Me Smile Again

Has anyone had the All-On-Four dental implants procedure done? [more inside]
posted by iNurtureTheOdd on Mar 18, 2011 - 4 answers

What are dental implants like?

I'm getting dental implants. Walk me through this. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Oct 29, 2010 - 22 answers

Should I get implants?

A different kind of breast implant question.. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2010 - 33 answers

Help me decide whether to get breast implants

I'm considering breast implants. Please help me decide if this is a good idea. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 96 answers

One Dental Issue, Two Solutions - Apicoectomy Redux or Extract/Implant (with picture!)

(Technical material ahead!) Differing advice from dental specialists for an urgent procedure. Situation: Failed apicoectomy (10+ yrs) that has developed an active and gross fistula. My current endodontist wants to do a repeat procedure, adding bone graft. Says there's a good chance of saving tooth, for "at least five to ten years." (Direct quote. If the tooth is cracked - xrays can't tell - it might require extraction.) [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Jul 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Should my mom sue?

My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, which sucks in many, many ways, not the least of which is that it seems that it could have been caught by her mammogram two years ago, but wasn't, possibly because the technician ignored information in her chart. She is now being encouraged by others to sue for malpractice, considering that her cancer has now had two extra years to progress. I'm wondering if she actually has a case, and if so, how should she proceed. This is kind of a long story, so there's more inside... [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 3, 2008 - 23 answers

Implant dentist in LA

Recommendations for an implant dentist/oral surgeon in Pasadena/Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto on Oct 11, 2007 - 5 answers

All I want for Christmas are two front teeth.

I have two porcelain Maryland bridges next to my front teeth, but now I am thinking of finally dealing with it and getting a dental implant. but I have some questions. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Sep 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Blush ain't cutting it.

Silicone cheekbone/jaw implants: advice or experiences about shaping a new skull? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Time for a new set of teeth?

My teeth are a mess. I have a major lifelong grinding and chewing problem. The bottom set are very worn down, the top front teeth have crumbled in the past from chewing and I have crowns. I have numerous fillings and root canals and there are ominous cracks in several others. Is there a way I could solve this problem once and for all? I'm talking about fixing the teeth falling apart, not curbing the grinding. Assume cost is not an obstacle.
posted by vizsla on Apr 2, 2007 - 19 answers

Saline vs. silicone vs. gummi

NaNoWriMo-filter (okay, and I'm just plain curious): What do saline vs. silicone vs. cohensive gel ("gummi bear") implants feel like? Does it feel like flesh on top with a discernable lump beneath, or do the two intermingle subtly? I'm most curious about the cohesive gel, as these are touted as being realistic but they're new enough (still in clinical trials in the U.S.) that personal accounts are rare. [more inside]
posted by Humpable Prose on Nov 7, 2006 - 4 answers


Rebuilding my teefus... [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on May 10, 2006 - 2 answers

Surprise! They're fake.

I have breast implants. Should I acknowledge them to my new lover? If so, when & how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2005 - 23 answers

Can I purchase a used cell phone?

Can I purchase either a used or new mobile phone from someone other than my provider and have it activated on my current account? [more inside]
posted by item on Mar 14, 2005 - 8 answers

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