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Old 04-09-14, 10:45 AM   #1
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Opportunity to increase my climbing speed (w/kg)?

So...

Decisions to make. Should I go with the titanium screw into my jawbone with the crown added on top? Or maybe letting them grind my other two healthy teeth down to nothing and adding crowns & bridge would be lighter? Or would it be heavier. Or maybe I should just leave the gaping hole where the extracted my molar yesterday? That's definitely a positive on the w/kg scale.

What do y'all think?
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Old 04-09-14, 10:48 AM   #2
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less teeth = you'll eat less and improve w/kg that much more. so, pull 'em all. htfu and do it no meds.
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Old 04-09-14, 10:51 AM   #3
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Titanium screws, obviously. It'll last longer, too, as bridges do eventually fail.

i'm so bling i've got three of them
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When I lost a tooth, I did a lot of reading and found that implants had higher satisfaction ratings than bridges, so I went with the implant. The annoying part was the 9 month delay from having the post implanted, until they could mount the crown on it, but fortunately it was a molar, so no one could see there was a tooth missing. No problems whatsoever since it was finished. I can't even tell the difference, except when I floss.
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found that implants had higher satisfaction ratings
Correct...
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I wouldnt have expected you to pass up on all the hanging sliders in this thread
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So...

gaping hole
You mean like this one?
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Oh...y'all thought this was a veiled question about implants vs. bridges? Paint me embarrassed!

Yeah. I figured there were a bunch of you psychopaths that like to keep eating pavement that had experience in this area. My story is not nearly as exciting. Gross and awful decay under an existing crown. Ate tooth away and it all came apart in a wad of gum I was chewing. The rest of the tooth had to come out. Dentist had a hell of a time getting the rest of the tooth out and stitches in my gum to prove it. Apparently I have deep roots. Got a hydrocodone prescription but didn't take any. Ibuprofen did the trick.

I'm currently researching too and leaning toward implant. Not sure if my insurance covers implants yet. If some of you guys don't mind my asking. About what did the implants cost you. I've seen some pretty high numbers. Just wondering about some real life experiences (and costs) from people I know. Molar if it matters.

Oh and for rkwaki...the hole is in the back of my mouth...molar so it won't do you much good.
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Quoted cost (3 implants + bridge for implant) ~ 10k

out of pocket: $600. Repair of teeth damaged in accidents was fully covered by my plan at the time, and i lucked out.

some insurance will cover it, up to 50% of total cost. Teaching hospitals have clinics in which you are just paying for parts and not labor. That would be the route i recommend

and please, psychopath is not a term of endearment, and i'd prefer you not to use such words. None of us wanted this to happen
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out of pocket: $600. Repair of teeth damaged in accidents was fully covered by my plan at the time, and i lucked out.

some insurance will cover it, up to 50% of total cost. Teaching hospitals have clinics in which you are just paying for parts and not labor. That would be the route i recommend
Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

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and please, psychopath is not a term of endearment, and i'd prefer you not to use such words. None of us wanted this to happen
I'm sorry you were offended. But seriously? Over a little good natured ribbing recognizing the inherent risk we all face (including me) getting on a bike. I know some folks here have had to have implants do to accidents on the bike. I also assume it will happen to someone else some day. Maybe even me. I hope not on both counts. But you have to admit, we all are just a little less risk averse than the average Joe to go out and do this sport. Some "normal" people might think that is crazy. It was really just a joke so, IMHO...


Either way - no skin off my nose & thanks again for the info
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I wouldnt say offended as i know you said it in jest, but the issue is more than just the monetary outlays. It's psychologically traumatizing when you no longer have front teeth and can't smile. Even more so when one isnt sure that insurance would cover most of it and was seriously looking at a boatload of debt. Ditto for people who have had to undergo major reconstructive surgeries b/c of crashes. You can be the least vain person in the world, and the effect can still be far-reaching.
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