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Old 06-12-2002, 10:57 PM   #1
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Post question about tooth implant...

my dentist pulled out a baby tooth and there was no adult tooth to replace it. So, when I got my braces, he put a spring in there to push a tooth in that space and when it moves in place he's gonna put in a fake tooth.

So, he's gonna drill the tooth in there right? and i'm gonna have a metal screw up in my gums and upper jaw for the rest of my life? I don't like that idea...what if my body rejects the screw and it starts messing up my gums? are there any risks at all about getting this? i'm not talking about during the procedure (it can't be as bad as getting a tooth pulled, right? )...i mean like is there a chance of anything bad happening to me while the screw is in there?

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Old 06-12-2002, 10:59 PM   #2
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I would ask my dentist this, but i'm not gonna see him again in two weeks and I need to know ASAP...'cause i'm concerned.

 
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Old 06-12-2002, 11:04 PM   #3
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oh yeah...i'm allergic to some metals. It's only cheap metals, though...

I'll assume that the screw will be made out of the same metal as my braces, and I don't get any allergic reactions from them...but this screw is going right through my gums!!!

When I get this done, and it is completly healed, will I even feel it? like, will I feel something in my gums that isn't right?

 
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