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It is absolutely normal. Don't try to chew too hard food, because you can bite yourself really bad. Try to chew more slowly, your brain have to learn how to eat and not to harm yourself. May be it will take less than 3 months. But definitely "it shall come to pass"  (Aug 20, 2015 | post #7300)

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Hi Jim! Amazing post # 7296! Yes, it was a journey for you! My hearty congratulations! - 2 years 1 month and 5 trips! Wow! But it was worth it in a long run! Although we all-veterans have our dental "stories ", beginning from our problems and then - our hardening decisions to go to another country (CR for us who on this board) for dental work, and then going through the all the periods of uncertainty, fears and the whole spectrum of emotions. You are right that many people from the board have faded from the forum, making their PM unreachable and it is SO SAD, because so many people can benefit from their experiences and at least to get pat on the back. We so need it, when we decide to go abroad to get our teeth fixed! Good luck to you and I want to say that not surprised at all that you with your wife are planning the next trip to CR. It is like a home away from home. (Not exactly, but you understand what I mean.) :) One friend of mine is planning to start her dental journey. And she is living on the other side of our globe. But she is willing to fix her teeth, even if it will required for her 3 or 4 trips, she is so determined. I am very excited for her.  (Aug 20, 2015 | post #7299)

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I recently found a new post on one blog about Costa Rica and a review on my dentist Dr. Obando. Actually this lady did just that. - She decided to use a third party for her dental work. Probably she was too overwhelmed to do a recearch by herself. You can read about her experience here: http://retireforle ssincostarica.com/ dental-tourism-in- costa-rica-my-expe rience-part-1-by-v ikki-riggle/ -- Jim (Panhandle), Congratulations! Your jaw finally decided to accept that implant! :) -- Infoseek, when are you planning to travel to CR for your second stage? It seems to me it is suppose to be around the August. May be I am wrong.  (Aug 16, 2015 | post #7288)

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infoseek, you won't believe me how quickly the time will fly. Actually your next trip is around the corner. I wish you all the best with your second stage treatment and a new look. You know it is a life changing event. I adore your decision to document your procedure and put it on the web. I would probably never get the nerve to do that. :) My teeth look good so far. But I still have to find a dentist for my maintenance. Still don't feel comfortable to go to our local dentist.  (Jun 11, 2015 | post #7102)

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Thank you Socal. :) You are so kind. As for responding to your emails, I think as long as we are getting so much useful information on this board for free, it is expected to answer questions to other people who are just at the beginning of their journeys and sitting in the same boat, where we were some time before.  (Jun 7, 2015 | post #7096)

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Oh, infoseek22, thank you so much, I very much appreciate your kind words and generous praise... I am happy, that we could meet back in February in Costa Rica and spend some time together, sharing our "dental stories" :) I hope everything is good with your implants and overall dental health. When are you planing your second trip?  (Jun 7, 2015 | post #7095)

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SoCal, there is a specific syntax for quotation. If you want to quote a specific post and leave that quote unchanged, there is no problem. You just hit a REPLY and add your comments and post. But if you want to truncate the quote, make sure to leave both square brackets [] at the beginning and the end of the quote and everything in the square brackets unchanged. You can look at these square brackets in the reply window. You will never see them in the posted reply. HTH  (Mar 28, 2015 | post #6941)

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Flap vs. Flapless A good article for those who wants to know more about flap and flapless methods and why not everyone could be a candidate for flapless surgery. (with pics!) .pdf document download http://www.google. ca/url?sa=t&rc t=j&q=&esr c=s&source=web &cd=2&ved= 0CC4QFjAB&url= http%3A%2F%2Fwww.z estanchors.com%2Fm edia%2Fwysiwyg%2Fp df%2Fblog%2FSchere r_MD_Ingel_A_Kenda ll_K_-_Flap_vs_Fla pless_-_Implant_Pr actice_US_....pdf &ei=ZkAQVd_FPI 2OyATs1oCQCg&u sg=AFQjCNG104beNl6 2NTzDjLEvD6iPpHOTF Q&sig2=WAE1oXr gYu8eLMKuntJ5tg &bvm=bv.885283 73,d.aWw  (Mar 23, 2015 | post #6933)

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Temporary Interloper, Could you please tell us exactly what work you are having done? ------------------ ------------------ ------------------ --- Four years ago there was one interesting post on the board about 1st and 2-nd stages dental implants. http://www.topix.c om/forum/med/denti stry/THGCO47LHH1FS 7DR7/p77#c1589 "Just so you know. If Dr. Cavallini is using the type of implant he is adverising, OCO Biomedical, there is nothing wrong with these implants. These are 1 stage dental implants, well tested in the states. There is a lot of confusion over mini vs 1 stage vs 2 stage dental implants. A 1 stage dental implant is larger than a mini but smaller than a 2 stage. 1 stage are fast becoming "the" dental implant in the states for certain types of situations. There are still a lot of dentists though that claim that only 2 stage are stable. This is a function of what they learned in school. If they learned 2 stage, this is what they are going to do. 1 stage are best used when teeth have already been extracted within the last few years and there is still adequate bone to support the implant. Should not be used in every case, but when the requirements are met they are excellent. 2 stage are best when bone graft/sinus lift is needed and where teeth are being extracted and implant is being placed immediately after the extraction. Also when the extraction site for implant is +5 years old and bone has worn away. 1 stage dental implants are less expensive, not because they are inferior, but because they require less time to be placed. When you get an implant only about 20-30% of the cost is for the implant. 1 stage are flapless. You do not directly cut the gum to get to the jaw with 1 stage like with 2 stage."  (Mar 23, 2015 | post #6932)

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You are very welcome, Girl! The place is great. Everything what you need for your stay. Villas Del Rio first time was mentioned on the board by Chicago Dave. Thanks, Dave!  (Mar 21, 2015 | post #6925)

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DBronx, Daacon, thank you so much! :)  (Mar 18, 2015 | post #6907)

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Hey Sacal! Well, I came back with a whole set of brand new shiny teeth in my mouth. :0) So far I like them. Actually I had a very good picture in my head how my teeth suppose to look. On the first appointment I've expressed all my likes and strong dislikes. Dr. Obando is a very understanding dentist. He has listened very attentively what are my aesthetic preferences. He took many notes and took many pictures during my ongoing appointments. He definitely is a very dedicated doctor, who is eager to do the best job for his patients and he really cares. During my visits I met some people, but I never had much time to communicate, because all appointments are on time and there is practically no waiting time. Although the clinic is fully booked. It is nor rare that all staff are working until 7 PM. I am not sure what else I could write. I really understand RJ, when he returned from his 2-d stage trip and couldn't write a wrap up. You just feel like a marathon runner. Probably I have to add, that the whole journey was a very important to me, actually, I made it my ultimate goal of 2014. And I feel so grateful to this board, to all people, who shared their experiences, and to Dr. Obando, of course. It is a life changing event. For those, who have TOO MANY problems with their teeth I don't have to explain that. They will understand perfectly what I mean.  (Mar 18, 2015 | post #6904)

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Artist, you have to do a serious research about mini-implants. I think you need to keep in mind , that maximum biting forces are greater in the posterior regions of the jaw compared with the anterior region. - in anterior incisor region - 35-50 ps - in molar area - 127 -250 ps. I would never conciser for myself mini-implants for posterior regions (molars and premolars). You may want to read a tread, where dentists answering to the question about mini-implants: http://www.realsel f.com/question/min i-dental-implants- expert  (Mar 13, 2015 | post #1488)

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Hi SoCal! One more time congrats! It looks that you didn't see my post #6596 on the previous page of TOPIX board. That's great you spend ONLY one week in CR and arrived home just in time for celebration and holidays. I am sure you have some time to adjust to your new "set", but start very slow. Remember - there are NOT your teeth and you need to learn how to talk and how to eat properly. As for CR diet - I quickly lost some 12-14 pounds after CR. It was a nice bonus. :) Now I am trying to keep this weight. I am planning to go to CR in February. It suppose to be 2 weeks long trip. Merry Christmas! Have a great time with your family and take care!  (Dec 21, 2014 | post #6612)

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Sorry for double post. The board is acting somewhat weird today. :(  (Dec 19, 2014 | post #6608)

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