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I had a dental implant put in several months ago.


Q. Dear Terry, “I had a dental implant put in several months ago. My surgeon is afraid that the implant isn’t properly bonding to my jaw bone. The surgery was incredibly painful and I don’t want to go through another one. What do you recommend?” — Anita B., Grand Forks, ND

A. Dear Anita, Dental implant issues can arise from a variety of causes; to rule out anything serious I highly recommend discussing with your oral surgeon. One reason that dental implants can fail is due to a lack of bone density or volume. If this is the case, then I have a natural solution that may help.

Silica is an incredibly important trace mineral and most of us are not receiving adequate amounts on a regular basis. Silica helps provide the structure of our bodies, facilitates mineral absorption, and keeps the bone-building process running smoothly – bringing more calcium into the bones, while allowing less calcium to leach away from the bones.

A study of patients receiving dental implants showed that silica helped heal the tissue of the jaw and gums, while keeping the jawbone matrix stable during the surgeries. There was also no reported pain, inflammation, or implant loss. The integration of the dental implants was considered “excellent”. Other studies have shown that silica can increase calcium absorption by 50% and bone density by 15%.

I recommend adding organic silica from horsetail to your regimen. Silica tends to be poorly absorbed, so look for a product that is clinically studied, extremely soluble, and virtually 100% bioavailable. I recommend taking a form that provides 40 mg of silica daily. I would take silica twice daily.

For any residual pain you may be experiencing, I recommend a combination of highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, DLPA, and nattokinase. 

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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