My doc told me, because of my poor health and low immunity, 'forget about having an implant'.
I got a bit bitter with him, but when I actually had my first dead teeth pulled off (they had root canal treatments), the surprised expression of the surgeon told me there was something wrong...
He found that my jawbones were mushy, barely any solid substance there, and used a tiny SPOON to scoop what was there and showed me ... : a slimy awful jelly, that was once my jawbone.
My dead tooth had been infected for decades probably, and I had no more jawbone to put any implant, anyway.
I don't know how my lyme doctor knew about it before the tooth was pulled, but as he comes with patients to the surgeon (yes, he does come with us), he has been doing that for more than a decade, and he must know, by experience, that his bad lyme patients have little chance to get implants...
Anyway, I pulled 7 teeth in total, all dead, most with root canals, and had NONE with healthy jawbone.
All 7 were infected.
Not all had mushy jawbone, but the ones which still had some bone under, were not solid.
Again the surgeon had that strange look of surprise, as he drilled into the jawbone for cleaning, but found that my jawbone was porous, not solid, like chalk...
No way to get an implant in this case. Not a single implant. I would need bone implant before doing any teeth implant.
And the story of infected bones is true.
If the patient does not have his jaw bones cleaned (under the root canal or dead tooth), there is high chance of implant failure, as infection progresses, and the implant falls off.
At least, that is what my lyme doc told me...
Having said that, some people seem to have no problems with zirkonium implants!
I guess, it all depends on cleaning the jawbone well, and on their health status.
" How corrupt the ADA must be to continue to say that amalgam usage is safe! "
Well, this conspiracy of expensive mouth-plumbers does not want to restrained in its malpractices and certainly not to be sued and seen as it is : criminal and pseudo-scientific.
The story is similar regarding the practice of root canal treatments.
The mentioned book by Kulacz and Levy also brilliantly responds to nonsense the ADA puts out.
In addition it is absolutely worth reading for anyone that have had or one day may have a tooth pulled or a root canal done.
Regarding mercury poisoning, i read that in the first half of 19th century mercury was given to any ill person by the medical authorities.
Even women who merely spoke up for themselves were considered ill ( "hysteric" ) and in need for this medicine.
People, then still less enslaved and brainwashed sheeple than nowadays, at one point turned their back on the medical academics and for 25 years there was little business for the latter, till they changed their strategy in order to fool, butcher and exploit their fellow men again.
Mercury poisoning not only can cause ( or contribute to ) electromagnetic hypersensitivity but as well a number of other vulnerabilities or health issues like autism, cancer, neurological disorders ( often diagnosed as psychological ones ), memory loss, infections, fatigue ( etc ).
Jinna, you have been still lucky to finally find a good surgeon that cleaned out that " slimy awful jelly, that was once my jawbone ".
Such spots often also form within the bone after a tooth is pulled without removing the ligament and any infected bone around the root.
Within these weakened or dissolved areas ( often called "cavitations" ) anaerobic bacteria can flourish, continuously producing extremely toxic waste, causing a heavy burden and leading possibly even to death, while few people will connect the dots and name the main culprit.
The zirconia implants are in general pretty expensive anyway and even if they do not fail within a longer period, chances are that an infection near the implant remains unnoticed.
Removable non-metal dentures do not have these disadvantages.