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Tigahhs97
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Crown or Impant?
What should I go with? The implant process takes like 6 months so kind of sucks.


FenrirTheBeard
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re: Crown or Impant?
Drink the crown.

Screw the implant.


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ruzil
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re: Crown or Impant?
Is this a decision between a fixed bridge or an implant/crown?


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MykTide
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re: Crown or Impant?
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The implant process takes like 6 months so kind of sucks.




Yea, but you pretty much won't have to worry about having it come out and have to either replace or have it seated again.



ruzil
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Yea, but you pretty much won't have to worry about having it come out and have to either replace or have it seated again.


Really, tell me more.


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pkloa
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San Antonio
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Crown or Impant?
My implant was indeed a lengthy process, but I'm very happy with my decision. Got me a gold tooth.


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RedMustang
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re: Crown or Impant?
Implant. More permanent and less maintenance.


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EA6B
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re: Crown or Impant?
There must be more to the story, have never heard of implant as alternative to a crown. If the tooth just doesn't have enough material left to support a filling, but is other wise in good shape why not just a crown, and retain a otherwise healthy tooth, but I am not a dentist, have just spent a ton of time in the chair.
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Clames
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re: Crown or Impant?
I imagine if the tooth is good enough for a crown then keep the tooth. I'm not sure why there's such a spread on the options.


Tigahhs97
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re: Crown or Impant?
Missing the tooth next to my front teeth
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genuineLSUtiger
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Nashville
Member since Sep 2005
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re: Crown or Impant?
The choice is not between a crown and an implant but a bridge or an implant. A crown can be placed on a natural tooth or a surgically placed implant. If you have a tooth pulled, you have the option of restoring it with either a fixed bridge which spans from the two teeth on either side of the empty space or you have an implant surgically placed which is then restored with an implant retained crown. Hope that made sense.


cable
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re: Crown or Impant?
Why does an implant take 6 months?


EA6B
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re: Crown or Impant?
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Missing the tooth next to my front teeth


Makes since now, again , not a dentist, but I would think implant is the way to go.


genuineLSUtiger
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re: Crown or Impant?
An implant is surgically placed in the site where the tooth used to be. Many times, it requires grafting bone in the site to give sufficient bone density and depth for implant placement. The implant has threaded screws which the bone has to grown around and harden for stability. It you don't give sufficient time for this and place the crown too early, biting pressure will cause failure of the implant. The implant is placed and they put a metal cap over it for a few months to allow integration with the bone. Once this period is over, an impression is made and then the crown is cemented to the implant.


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756
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re: Crown or Impant?
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Why does an implant take 6 months?


It is a process
Pull bad tooth, allow healing, insert stud into bone and allow graft to occur, install implant


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genuineLSUtiger
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re: Crown or Impant?
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but I would think implant is the way to go.


It's more expensive but it keeps you from having the two teeth next to the empty space ground down in order to fit a bridge there. Any time you grind these teeth down, you are creating the possibility for nerve damage which could require root canals in one or both of the teeth which will hold the bridge in place.


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Clames
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re: Crown or Impant?
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The choice is not between a crown and an implant but a bridge or an implant.


That was part of the context I was seeing if the OP would provide.


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diat150
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re: Crown or Impant?
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restoring it with either a fixed bridge which spans from the two teeth on either side of the empty space


Dont do this unless you want 3 fricked up teeth.


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Crow Pie
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Why does an implant take 6 months?
So you can save $1000 per month to pay the Dentist.


genuineLSUtiger
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So you can save $1000 per month to pay the Dentist.


That too. Just trying to keep a roof over our heads.


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