I need some help. I had dental implants placed on a whole lot of teeth and spent a small fortune. The crowns for the dental implants kept falling off. I’m stuck with a mouth full of screws with no “teeth” on top. I can’t even eat at this point. Unfortunately, I have no recourse because the last I heard this dentist fled to another country. What do I do from here?
What a horror story. I am so sorry this happened to you. In case this “dentist” returns, and I use this term loosely, make certain you leave a review of your experience so other innocents don’t experience what you did. Other than that, the best thing you can do is find the right type of dentist you want to fix your dental implants.
What To Look For When Getting Dental Implants
Don’t look for the Cheapest Dentist
People too often mistakenly think they are saving money by going to the cheapest dentist but that is never the case. Dentists who are the cheapest are usually the ones who are cutting corners on the quality of the materials they use in order to keep their profits up. You don’t have to go to the most expensive implant dentist, but I’ve never seen it work out when someone went to the cheapest implant dentist.
Look for a Dentist with Significant Implant Training
Dental implants are not taught in dental school. If a dentist wants to do dental implants well, they have to invest in that training post-doctorally. If you take a look at the training on Dr. Marion’s bio, it will give you an idea of what you want in the dentist who repairs your dental implants. This post-doctoral training is important.
Do Not Allow them to Shortcut Diagnostics
You are having multiple dental implants done. In my opinion, a CT scan will be a must. This is a three-dimensional procedure and it requires three-dimensional diagnostics. Otherwise, you risk complications such as perforation of your sinus cavity.
Check the Reviews
While some dentists can look good on paper, they have a terrible chairside manner and can be a nightmare to deal with in person. It is always helpful to look at reviews and get a feel for what patients who have actually had to deal with them have gone through.
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