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Hinsdale Dentist to Travel to Japan on 2016 Lecture Tour, Speak on Cosmetic
He has lectured at a host of international and regional meetings, including for the California Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Chicago MidWinter. Dr. Morgan is an expert on aesthetic dentistry …
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Ebix Enters the Health Continuing Education and Wellness Markets by Acquiring
Oakstone's "Practical Review" service provides physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals with access to peer-reviewed journal summaries and commentary that allow them to stay current with critical research while earning continuing …
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Bisk Education and the American Dental Association® Announce ADA Executive
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Bisk Education, a worldwide leader in online education, and the American Dental Association┬«, the nation's largest dental association and trusted provider of continuing education for dentists, have launched a …
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The Difference Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers

The Difference Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers
Then, there is the price: the composite veneers are much cheaper than the porcelain ones, but then this difference in price is reflected and justified well if we consider the differences in quality and durability. The composite veneers are basically …
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Dentist-Miami.org Offers Cost Efficient Dental Crown Options to Make Life
Apart from crowns, the clinic offers, cost efficient options for a wide range advanced dental procedures including dental implants, invisalign, preventive dentistry, porcelain veneers, and many more. Superior technology, affordable price, and patient …
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Are dental implants “nice to have” when you have lost back teeth, or “need to have”?

Question by John S.: Are dental implants “nice to have” when you have lost back teeth, or “need to have”?
Patient is 80 years old with no front teeth missing. They are, however, missing 2 upper left molars, 3 upper right molars, and 2 lower right molars. They are not in pain and can chew adequately. But now a dentist specializing in cosmetic and implant dentistry has recommended expensive partial dentures to replace the missing upper 5 molars. In that the patient has no dental insurance and is fixed income, the dentist suggests spreading the cost out over time by replacing the missing upper molars with partial dentures now, and the lower molars with partial dentures in 1 year.

The question really becomes is whether the patient really needs to go broke paying for implants they may not really need. So do cosmetic and implant dentists sometimes recommend discretionary work? Or would these implants truly be necessary to prevent drifting of the remaining teeth or other deterioration?

Are implants more cosmetic? Or structurally necessary? And versus spending hundreds more on X-rays with another dentist, what is an inexpensive way to get a second opinion in a small town with few dentists?

Best answer:

Answer by Sage
In all honesty, if the patient is that old and it’s just the back teeth, why bother getting them? The patient is not in pain, and does not have any problem chewing so their is no problem. Obviously, the dentist will recommend them, because they want your money. I would suggest not to get them, if you certainly don’t need them of course. Good Luck!

Anyone answer mine?:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090728183642AA8upHh&r=w

What do you think? Answer below!

BPA linked to obesity in white children

BPA linked to obesity in white children
BPA linked to obesity in white children. White children exposed to high levels of bisphenol A are five times more likely to be obese than children with low levels, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association …
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Restaurants deny Healthy S.F. needs fix
But Rob Black, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, said Campos, who is up for re-election in November, is relying on old or faulty data to make his case. Black believes changes to the employer mandate approved by the board and …
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Bulletin board: Sept. 21
W., Bradenton, is looking for Spanish bi-lingual volunteers for positions in the open door intake, reception center, computer lab, and medical and dental program. To volunteer, obtain more information, or schedule a tour of the facility, contact Cheryl …
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Red Wine Fights Cavities Too?

Red Wine Fights Cavities Too?
The American Dental Association suggests that the best ways to fight plaque and tartar buildup is to regularly floss, rush with a fluoride toothpaste, and even using antimocrobial rinses. However, the ACS points out in a recent press release that these …
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Dr. Jeff Hersh: Diabetes explained
More than 55 million Americans have pre-diabetes, although this does not necessarily lead to diabetes; the Diabetes Prevention Program showed that with certain lifestyle changes, including modest weight loss, increased physical activity and behavior …
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North Park Family Dentistry Offering New Alternative For Missing Teeth
He organizes charitable community clinics to serve the smiles of Columbus residents in need. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association and the Western District Dental Society. He has been published in the Journal …
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