Are CT Scans Necessary for Dental Implants?

I’ve had lots of x-rays and now my dentist wants to do some CT scans as well. Is this truly necessary for dental implants? I’m concerned it’s unnecessary and it does cost a pretty penny. Jared Dear Jared, You can skip some x-rays, but I wouldn’t skip the CT scan for your dental implants. Placing …

When Dental Implants Aren’t an Option

We hear all the time that if you’re going to have to replace a tooth, dental implants are the best option. That is true. There’s a two-fold reason for this. The first has to do with quality of life. They will be more secure because they’re anchored into the bone. Even the best fitting dentures …

Dental Implants Keep Breaking

I need some advice. I had a dental implant placed. Within a week the whole thing just snapped off. The dentist said I’d have to have bone grafting done to have a new implant placed. I did. Then, when that was done, it was time to do the implant again. This time it lasted a …

Dental Implants for Stuntmen

I’ve had a spate of bad luck in my field. I’m a stuntman. Typically we lose a tooth or two a year. I’ve lost three over the last six months. I’m not sure why, but I need to find good replacements. Will dental implants hold up for someone like me? I’m worried I’m going to …

Dental Implant Isn’t Whitening with My Teeth

I went to a new dentist to get teeth whitening done. My dentist doesn’t do any cosmetic work, so I switched to one who does. My teeth are getting whiter but my implant isn’t. Does that just take longer? Laurie Dear Laurie, I feel like your new dentist hasn’t done his due diligence. He must …

Botched Dental Implants are Killing Me

I don’t know what to do. I’ve lost 40 pounds because I can’t eat. I have no teeth. I paid my entire savings to get implant overdentures. They hurt from the very beginning, but the doctor said that was normal and I just needed to let the healing take place. The healing time came and …

Implant and Crown Came Out

I received a dental implant. Yesterday, it felt loose so I went in to see my dentist. He x-rayed my implant and said it was fine, which meant my crown was loose. He agreed to re-cement it on. However, he struggled to get the crown off. I found it hard to believe it was the …

Is Drake’s Diamond from a Dental Implant?

There’s something making the rounds on Twitter about the rapper Drake’s teeth. He said he has a diamond in the tooth that someone accused him of having dirty. Is that done by dental implant? Paul Dear Paul, I know the Tweet you’re referring to. In fact, it started because of the picture above. One of …

What’s the minimum age for dental implants?

What’s the minimum age for dental implants? I have a 16-year old that was in a bike accident that caused him to lose 2 teeth. His dentist recommended a flipper but I really prefer dental implants because they will last much longer. The dentist doesn’t recommend implants because he said it can interfere with my …

Should I get a dental implant if a crown broke twice?

Can you advise me on whether or not I should ask for a dental implant? I have a left back molar that broke about 7 years ago. A crown was placed on it, but yesterday the crown broke for the second time. At first I didn’t feel anything, but now when air hits the tooth …