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ARGH! My dental implant fell out!
« on: May 04, 2012, 09:15:21 AM »
OH dear,

Eating raisin bran for breakfast.

And the piece of mental that is this dental implant, or the top of it, fell out!

Eeek.

I feel ok, but will see the dentist at 4:30 today to find out what's going on.

I don't think this was in the plan for my recovery.

Must Google what happens next.

I'll keep you posted, of course.

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Re: ARGH! My dental implant fell out!
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 10:52:17 AM »
Carolina

Sorry to hear this.

They have done mine different than yours, only one step at a time.

Got bone grafting done, have to wait 4 months for it to heal.
Then implant put in, another 4 months for healing.
Then tooth put on implant.

I wonder why drs do it different ways!

Keep us posted.
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Re: ARGH! My dental implant fell out!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 03:21:09 PM »
YAY!

It was just the temporary core that they screw into the implant.

It looks like a stud earring.

They cleaned it up and screwed it back in.

Not too tight, so if it gets loose again I'll go in and they'll tighten it up a bit.

Otherwise it was doing well.

Phew.

So glad

False alarm.

Glad I didn't swallow it, tho'.

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Re: ARGH! My dental implant fell out!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 01:11:07 PM »
I think that part is to keep the gum from growing over the actual implant.  Hopefully they screwed it on a bit tighter this time! 

Glad it wasn't anything more serious.