Saturday, July 28, 2018

Implants, not transplants

Historical Photo:
 This is on the flight deck of the CVA62 , The USS Independence
 I served aboard many years ago, She is in mothballs now, so these pictures are historical.  hahaha
 A plane about to return aboard.

 I am thinking.....
Implants I have two Cochlear implants. They allow me to understand speech. They also DO NOT give a true impression of one’s voice. The one that bothered me the most was not hearing ‘the Sherry’ I have heard for over 61 years.  I am learning to recognize her voice because basically we are with each other 24/7. So in my case, implants are a plus, the negatives I can live with.
But this post is not about my implants, but about ‘teeth implants.’ Our sons have always had dental problems. Their teeth were not too good. Now son-Mark wants an entire mouth of implants. I have tried to read up on them. I am learning a little. The one thing you do learn is they are expensive.  I mean ‘new car’ price expensive.

Do you have, or do you know of anyone who has multiple implants, and how practical and satisfactory are they?
There are some “permanent dentures” that use maybe 6 implants to hold the plate in place.  Some that have two implants and hold less permanent dentures in place.
NOW the toss of the dice. Teeth implants are a choice. Men and women have dealt fairly well with dentures over the years at ‘relatively reasonable’ costs. If one gets a bad fitting set of dentures they can keep going back to have them ‘adjusted’. I am not sure that is an option with implants
I am just hoping to get some information from here as well as from the net.
The first question in my mind, is Mexico a good alternative. Mark mentions going to the Dominican Republic.  We have never visited there. The DomRep shares the Eastern end of the same body of land Haiti does. I haven’t checked air fare to there nor looked for comments of folks who have had implants there. Imma do that.
Just tossing it out there, what do you think?
Nite Shipslog
 It was called 'customizing'. The rage in the 50-60s. One feature of this one "It is shaved", meaning the only protrusions would be the mirror and a spot light. No door handles nor hood ornaments.


Chatty Crone said...

I had a friend who fell - and broke her front tooth and needed an implant. It was 3K for one. It took over a year. They have a lot of work to do - bone scarping - and man it was a big ordeal and expensive. However I will say it looks good now.
I don't have that kind of money no matter how cheap it is now or where you go -so I guess I would have to have mine pulled! lol
Good luck to him. I have never heard of a mouth full of them - maybe the movie stars do.

betty said...

A lot of people here go down to Mexico to get their dental work and they all seem to "rave" about it. I'm not sure about the implants. I haven't known anyone who has gotten them. All I know is they can be frightfully expensive. That is interesting with your cochlear thingies that you hear voices differently.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The only thing I know about implants are that they are very expensive. I'm still trying to keep what teeth I have for as long as I can, but someday I may be toothless ! Ha ! Terrible thought. Any dental work is expensive !

Mevely317 said...

I know next to nothing about artificial chompers, except they're enormously expensive. Sorry!
… but I hope y'all are enjoying a sweet day. Please keep up updated?

Dar said...

I'm sorry you don't hear the Sherry you used to. Thank God for sweet memories of her voice tho. and that you can still 'hear' her no matter how the implants have changed sound. As for tooth implants, ouch on the price. That would be enough for me to say ' dentures.' Bill has a top plate and other than him taking them out daily for cleaning and soaking overnight, they weren't nearly the price of one tooth. They only had to be shaved down a bit in one spot when he first got them. Good luck to Mark on whatever he decides. Ha! Maybe one tooth at a time? lol
loven'hugs from up north where I finished spraying the cabin with insecticide for wood boring insects.........what a mess they made