• Welcome! This is a forum for anyone who is affected by a fear of the dentist, dental phobia, or specific dental fears.

    We are lucky to count a number of dentists among our members and moderators. Look out for the "Verified dentist" badges. If you are a dental professional who likes to help, please join our community!

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

Loose teeth/implants

F

fromyesterday

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 15, 2007
Messages
320
Hi guys. I had osseous surgery last year and again this year and have been going to the dentist consistently every three months.

Yesterday I went again and the hygienist said she noticed my front four were a little loose. Not lose enough to fall out, but she mentioned mobility. I was a little disheartened to hear that, but am trying to remain optimistic. As long as I'm going often can I save these four teeth? I'm so proud that all my pockets are measuring in the 2's/3's, so I'm wondering if I'll be ok as long as I'm diligent.

If it comes down to it I'd want to get implants to replace the teeth. Is it possible to do one at a time? Will there be a hole while waiting for them or...? There's so much information out there that I'm a little overwhelmed. Thanks in advance. :)
 
C

comfortdentist

Well-known member
Verified dentist
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
2,881
Location
Miami, Fl
Hi guys. I had osseous surgery last year and again this year and have been going to the dentist consistently every three months.

Yesterday I went again and the hygienist said she noticed my front four were a little loose. Not lose enough to fall out, but she mentioned mobility. I was a little disheartened to hear that, but am trying to remain optimistic. As long as I'm going often can I save these four teeth? I'm so proud that all my pockets are measuring in the 2's/3's, so I'm wondering if I'll be ok as long as I'm diligent.

If it comes down to it I'd want to get implants to replace the teeth. Is it possible to do one at a time? Will there be a hole while waiting for them or...? There's so much information out there that I'm a little overwhelmed. Thanks in advance. :)
Congradulations on taking care of your teeth. It is not unusual for lower anterior teeth to be somewhat mobile when you have lost some bone. If the mobility is excessive(ask your dentist) then the dentist can splint the teeth and that will have a tendency to slow loss. Another option if your periodontal disease is under good control is to place implants.
The lower incisors area is the best area to place implants. The bone is so dense that you can usually extract the tooth, place the implant abd walk out with a temporary crown.
 
F

fromyesterday

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 15, 2007
Messages
320
That is good to read, thank you so much, comfortdentist!!!!
 
Top