Tuesday I went for a CT scan in preparation for a couple of titanium implants next Thursday. I swear I could feel the scan move down my head. The technicians said no-one had mentioned that before but I could feel a planar circular sensation rotating round and round and passing down my skull, most odd feeling!
Some while back I mentioned that I had 11 crowns (including 3 post and core) . Here is the proof courtesy of the implant specialist Dr Ashok Sethi:
X-ray of whole mouthful of teeth
Below is the lower right 8 (on the left of the X-ray) that gave me such grief a while back . But there will be no implant there. Raj will crown it and then wait till, one day, it eventually fails and then do two implants together.
X-ray of lower right teeth (8 & missing 7)
No, the implants will be where I had the extraction last October . The extraction was tricky because I had a "siamese" crown. The lower left 6 only had one root; the tooth having cracked the other root had to go. Half a root wasn't enough to take the strain of a crown so Raj crowned the two as a pair. See diagram below.
Diagram of lower left teeth (6 & 7)
Eventually the other half root went and so it took had to be extracted *from under the crown*. That meant separating the root from the cantilevered crown then easing the root out sideways - not as bad as it sounds. Now the extra strain on the remaining tooth has caused its root to crack so that too will have to go and two implants go in their place.
X-ray of lower left teeth
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