Implants? In my mouth??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by lynchie, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Just been looking at the website for CornetGirl's dental practice, and apparently for just £1200 you can have an implant! Now, just out of interest, what kind of implant could you get in your mouth? Bigger gums? Bigger tongue (Modded)?
  2. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Or a heat sensitive 'tongue pusher' where once activated, you can single tongue so fast, the need for double or triple tonguing would be totally eradicated.

    Laws of decency prohibit me from elaborating on lynchie's bracketed comment.
  3. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    of course CG would be better answering this but

    simply (well what i know) - in some cases were people can't have a normal denture they can have implants in thier mouth for the denture to fit to - it could use magnets magnets i don't know (i understand more in my head)

    this is only information i've picked up of noseying at work
  4. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    Jez is right - implants can be used for single teeth, for example in a younger person who'd had a tooth knocked out, or to support a bridge or a denture. They tend to be made of titanium, which fuses to bone. Some use magnets, others act more like a press-stud. I ain't an implantologist, for some reason they really leave me cold, but my boss is and between us we'll answer any questions!

    Rach x
  5. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Any chance of a compressed-air cannister type implant, for an extra super pp-sffffffffz ?
  6. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    That would be feasible but would almost certainly be a private charge and would probably require referral to a secondary centre of excellence. This would of course still run by the usual NHS waiting lists of approximately twelve weeks for initial consultation, 12 weeks to then get initial treatment etc.... Call my secretary and we'll diary crunch! :)
  7. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    aww, i was modded.... :cry: all i meant was... no I'll stop now!

    anyway, i like the compressed air idea! And I think I now sort of understand the idea behind these implants... sort of...
  8. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    What do you expect, its a brass band based forum and you asked what mouth implants are available. The mod's were bound to step in at some point.
  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member