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bellasmommy79 04-10-2011 11:20 PM

dental flipper
so here is little bit about my situation. i had a abscessed tooth went to the dentist who the referred me to oral surgery specialist,they took x-rays and seen that i had 2 adult teeth that never came down that had to be pulled,so he did surgery that same day and found out that i had a cyst bigger than a golf ball under my nasal passage that was growing in my bone,well he removed the cyst and i swelled up like a balloon with 2 black eyes not a pretty site! so anyway the cyst has destroyed 90% of the bone in my upper jaw and almost all of the roots of my teeth. so now i have to go back again and have 6 teeth removed and remaining roots removed and get a dental flipper the same day.and then in about 6-8mos i have to get a bone graft done and implants put in. so i was wondering what to expect from both procedures, how long will it take,how long is the healing process etc......please any help would be great!;)

Gellia 04-11-2011 05:35 AM

Re: dental flipper
I don't have any first hand knowledge, but I have a friend that just had exactly the same thing.

She had all her top teeth on one side removed to reach a cyst she had growing in her bone that had destroyed all the tooth roots. She used a partial until it completely healed and then went for her implants.
The implant process was easy for her. She only had to wait four months. She just recently got her crowns and couldn't be happier.

She did have to receive a gum transplant as the gumline along where the tumors were removed did not cover the implant. She felt that was minor and is very happy with that, too.

That's all I know so far but I do know she was pleased with the process. It did take quite a while but if you focus on the end result instead of the lengthy process, it's much better.

I, myself, have four implants on the top (front four) and couldn't be happier with them.

Hope this helps some.
My best to you,

bellasmommy79 04-11-2011 07:22 AM

Re: dental flipper
thank you for your response! it just sounds like so much work,it has me a little worried, knowing that someone else had it done and it was relatively easy makes me feel somewhat better.:confused:

Gellia 04-11-2011 09:58 AM

Re: dental flipper
Hi again,
I think it's mostly time consuming. Waiting for the healing and then waiting for the implants themselves to heal, too. Dealing with a partial while you wait. It's a process in itself, but you get used to it quickly and before you know it the next phase is taking place.

Then you'll get your crowns and you will look sooooooo good! You find it was all worth it.

Hang in there and let us know how you are doing.

Best to you,

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