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 I am familiar witht he ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers across the country, in particluar, the one in Overland Park, KS.  They are a "one stop" implant center.  The doctors there are at the top of their field, and an advantage is that you have all of the specialists that will be working with you in the same place.  That would have to make communication easier between doctors.  They usually offer seminars for patients and I think, offer free consultations, which is always worthwhile.

  If you chose to go the other way, some Prosthodontists will place and restore the implants themselves. In other cases, an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist will place the implant and a Prosthodontist or General Dentist restores it.   Fees can vary quite a bit from office to office and with the different options for restorative materials.  Some offer free consultations, for others, they charge a fee that might be applied to any future treatment in some cases.

The first step is to schedule a few consultations with different providers, which it sounds like you've already done.

The most important factors when deciding which practitioner to work with:
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.1.  You should feel comfortable asking your doctor any questions so that you have a good understanding of the procedure itself, healing time and long-terem outcome, and possible complications.  Write down a list of questions and take them with you to the consultation.

2.  Ask about the experience of the practitioner. How many similiar procedures have they completed?  Have they had any major complications with any cases?  Ask to see photos if possible.

3..Figure out if it works out better for your schedule, to go to a "one stop" provider or to separate providers for the placement and the restoration of the implants.

4. Follow your instincts.  If you feel rushed, didn't get direct answers to your questions, didn't communicate well or had any other negative feelings, this probably isn't the doctor for you.

5. Consider insurance coverage and financing options.  If your dental plan covers implants and it is important to you to use a preferred provider, you will want to check your list.  Many times, insurance does not cover implants, or at least not all of the steps.  You may want to inquire about payment and financing options.

I hope this at least helps you feel a little less confused and a little more directed. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of further help.
Sincerely,
Beth L. Gehring,DDS, PC
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
docbeth93@gmail.com
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As a  Dentist, I am sorry to hear about your denture nightmare and I know how frustrating that can be.  I am surprised that your doctor wasn't willing to work with you on some type of solution.  A few options would be either remaking the dentures once more,  or offering to return some of the money and have you return the dentures.   Unfortunately, the doctor has put in a lot of their time and lab expenses, but the patient also  has time and money invested.  You might try sending a letter re-explaining the problems you hand and offering an acceptible and fair solution.  Be sure to keep a copy of it and any correspondence you receive from the Dental Office.  In the event that you don't get anywhere, you have documentation of the problem. 

At any point in the process, did they have you sign something saying you were happy with the denture set up?  Some practitioners will document the patient's acceptance at the try-in appointment, before the denture is processed.  At that time, changes in tooth arrangement, size and color can be made with minimal lab expense. 

If the letter doesn't get you anywhere, you might try going to the governing body of the dental profession in your area.  I am a dentist in Blue Springs, Missouri, USA.  Here, we have the Missouri Dental Board  (or the Dental Division of the Missouri Department of Professional Registration.)  This is the entity that licenses us to perform our professional duties in our state.  They often have a process to file complaints against a provider if you were unable to resolve the problem yourself.   After your complaint is received, they will contact the doctor to get their side of the story, then try to mediate a solution between the two parties.  

As far as a new set of dentures, you might seek out the services of a Prosthodontist (specializes in dentures and removable appliances - extra training and certification beyond general dentistry) or go to a local dental school.  The students are supervised and checked off at each step by professionals.  Most dental schools also treat patients through their faculty practices, and you can often get the services of a specialist at a lower price. 

I hope this information is helpful to your situation, and I wish you well. 

Beth Gehring, DDS
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, MO  64015  USA
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242 Southwoods Centre Dr
Columbia

Anderson, Dr. Keith F.

9225 Manchester Rd

Anisimova, Dr. Angelina V

14399 Manchester Rd

Anthony, Dr. Larry J.

1185 Cave Springs Estate Dr

Anzilotti Family Dentistry

275 N Lindbergh Blvd

Atchison, Dr. James A.

2958 Dougherty Ferry Rd.

Aylward, Dr. Mark W

9216 Clayton Rd

BALLAS DENTAL CARE

2821 N BALLAS RD

Bednarski, Dr. Sophia

12660 Lamplighter Plz

Bialecki, Dr. Dan I

469 S Kirkwood Rd

Bogey Hills Dental

1008 Country Club RD

Boyd Dental

5209 Mae dr.
Godfrey

Boyle, Dr. Robert

1748 Clarkson Rd

Branham, Dr. Steve J.

126 Triad West Dr

Bright Smiles Dental

3771 New Town Blvd

Bryant, Dr. Keith A.

4224 S State Rte 159
Glen Carbon

Butler Hill Family Dentistry

4305 Butler Hill Rd

Camfield, Dr. Gregory D.

450 N New Ballas Rd

Case, Dr. Timothy G.

4300 Holly Hills Blvd

Chapman, Dr. Bryan

807 E Karsch Blvd

Cigno Dental Care

12000 Bellefontaine Rd

Cigno, Dr. Sam E.

12000 Bellefontaine Rd

Csaszar, Dr. Danielle

2133 S IL
Edwardsville

Dalin, Dr. Jeffrey

555 N. New Ballas Rd

Dardenne Dental

1654 Bryan Rd

Darling, Dr. Amanda J.

485 Wildwood Pkwy

Dawn Dental Centers

191 Civic Center Dr

Des Peres Dental Group

13603 Barrett Office Dr

Devine, Dr. Kevin P

120 Veterans Pkwy
Columbia

Dillow, Dr. Ron

2006 Mall St
Collinsville

Dr. Jenna Lew-Feit, DMD

443 N New Ballas Rd

Dr. Timothy M Grayem, DDS

469 S Kirkwood Rd

Dr. Videsh D. Deshmukh

1034 S Brentwood Blvd

Dr. Waite & Associates

621 S New Ballas Rd

Durso, Dr. Peter

1224 Graham Rd

Elm Dental Care

3820 Elm St

Emanuel, Dr. Richard L.

5686 Telegraph Rd

Emery, Dr. R E.

2901 Dougherty Ferry Rd

Family Dental Services

1185 Cave Springs Estate Drive

Family Dentistry

109 Tenrick Pl

Feigenbaum Dental

11722 Studt Avenue

Ferguson Dental Group

46 S Florissant Rd

First, Dr. Louise

4585 Washington St

Foley, Dr. Andrea M.

2016 Vadalabene Dr
Maryville

Frith, Dr. Michael P.

269 Clarkson Rd

Greaves, Dr. David

4305 Butler Hill Rd

Gross, Dr. Ronald D.

13975 Manchester Rd

Hart, Dr. Gilbert R.

428 Old State Rd

Heiland, Dr. Michael

1000 Schroeder Creek Blvd

Herrick, Dr. Jason M.

9911 Kennerly Rd

Hillis Family Dental

7421 Mexico Rd

Holcomb, Dr. Lori

12611 Olive St

Hollywood Smiles

1400 Forum Blvd Ste 1

Howenstein, Dr. Michael J.

10606 Lincoln Trail
Fairview Heights

John Steuterman DDS

777 S New Ballas Rd

Kennerly Dental Group

9906 Kennerly Rd

Kilfoy, Dr. Ayse

608 Woodlawn Ave

Kirkwood Dental Care

11001 Manchester Rd

Kirkwood Family Dental

333 S Kirkwood Rd

Kleitz, Dr. Randall A.

13603 Barrett Office Dr

Kramer, Dr. Mark B.

1338 Big Bend Square Shop Ctr

Kraner Family Dentistry

1838 Wentzville Pkwy

Landgraf, Dr. John R.

504 N New Florissant Rd

Lavalle, Dr. Jessica

3445 Pheasant Meadow Dr

Laws, Dr. Joseph H.

2071 Old State Rte 21

Leon, Dr. Steven P.

3901 Vogel Rd

Leon, Elliot

1005 DUNN RD

Lew Dental Group

443 N New Ballas Rd

Lisa J. McDonald, DMD

7247 Delmar Blvd

Logsdon, Dr. Lori E.

3771 New Town Blvd

Mariscal, Dr. Erin

124 Richardson Xing

Mark M Ortinau DDS

12 Hutchinson Rd

Martin, Dr. Noel Q.

7626 Wydoen Blvd

Masterpiece Smiles

269 Clarkson Rd

Matrix Dental Group

6 Municipal Dr

Matthew Cline DDS

14560 Manchester Rd

Maxwell, Dr. James

10000 Watson Rd

McClure, Dr. Mark A.

12818 Tesson Ferry Rd

McPherson, Dr. Greg

3241 Rue Royale

Meridian View Family Dental

2133 South IL. Rte. 157
Edwardsville

Meyer, Dr. Charles J.

443 N New Ballas Rd

Michael G Rehme DDS

2821 N Ballas Rd

Moore, Dr. E P.

34 Muhm Ctr

New Age Dental Care

125 Chesterfield Business Parkway

O'Connor, Dr. Thomas E

5343 LOUGHBOROUGH AVE.

Old Orchard Dental Care

7906 Big Bend Blvd

Osborn, Dr. Mark L.

5686 Telegraph Rd

Pagano, Dr. Peter J.

12334 Olive Blvd

Paul S. Herrin, DDS

395 Derhake Rd

Rechtin, Dr. Theodore

3450 Bridgeland Dr

Rigden Dental

11222 Tesson Ferry Rd

Robert P. Rothenberg, DDS

49 Nationalway Shopping Ctr

Ronecker, Dr. Jeffery A

6457 S Kingshighway Blvd

Schillinger, Dr. Alex J.

2127 Lebanon Ave
Belleville

Schleiffarth, Dr. John A.

6512 Lansdowne Ave

Schmidt, Dr. James L

109 Kenrick Plaza

Schrameyer, Dr Robert A

14738 Manchester Rd

Schroeder Creek Dental

1000 Schroeder Creek Blvd

Senderovich, Dr. Dennis

9979 Winghaven Blvd

Sevens Dental Group

7777 Bonhomme Ave

Shelton, Dr. Kevin L.

309 Tamarack Ln
O Fallon

Sindelar Dental

11225 Tesson Ferry Rd

Sinha, Dr. Pallavi

132 Chesterfield Towne Ctr

Siscel, Dr. Rebecca L.

139 W Monroe Ave

Smile Station Dental

2901 Dougherty Ferry Rd

Southampton Dental

1501 Hampton Avenue

Spalitto, Dr. Pete

13268 MANCHESTER RD

Spencer Creek Dental Care

5600 Mexico Road Suite 20

St Louis County Oral Surgery

222 S Woods Mill Rd

Stadnyk, Dr. Harry W

980 Kehrs Mill Rd

Stanford Dental

663 Big Bend Blvd

Steven Cajigal DDS

838 Arnold Commons Dr

Stolle, Dr. Bruce

2300 Hwy 94 South Outer Rd

Stolle, Dr. Bruce

4113 Union Rd

Strohmeyer, Dr. Matthew F.

8764 Manchester Rd

Tate, Dr. Edward F

333 S Kirkwood Road

Terry Egan DDS

15728 Trapp Ridge Ct

Tesson Park Dental

11166 Tesson Ferry Rd

Trezek, Dr. Terry M.

1630 Market Center Dr

Vandewater, Dr. Jay

164 Clarkson Executive Park

Vesper Dental

14377 Woodlake Dr

Vincent Rapini DDS

7906 Big Bend Blvd

Wagner, Dr. David E.

5992 Howdershell Rd

Walkonis, Dr. John

12301 Olive Blvd

Ward, Dr. Thomas J.

717 S Lindbergh Blvd

Watanabe, Dr. Douglas T.

2821 N Ballas Rd

Watkins, Ms. Pam

7906 Big Bend Blvd

Watson, Michael J

11810 GRAVOIS RD

Weinstein, Dr. Gary

865 Chapel Oaks Rd

Wigton, Dr. Gregory L.

160 S Bellwood Dr
East Alton

William Albair DDS

3555 Sunset Office Dr

Zieba Family Dentistry

16111 Manchester Rd

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