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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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Oral Surgeons in Hazlehurst, MS

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Barinder Singh BDS,DDS

5685 Highway 18 W.
Jackson

Boteler, Dr. William L

5935 Highway 18 W
Jackson

Burns, Dr. Joseph

445 Northpark Dr
Ridgeland

Campbell, Dr. Michael W.

175 E Capitol St
Jackson

Carter Sledge Family Dentistry

772 Lake Harbour Dr
Ridgeland

D Clark Strange Jr DMD

805 S Wheatley St
Ridgeland

David K Parks DMD

47 Lakeview Dr
Clinton

DeShazo, DMD Holly

1151 N State St Ste 401
Jackson

Dillon, Dr. Lance D.

927 Hwy 51
Madison

Dr. John D Handley

4505 I 55 N
Jackson

Dr. Laura Leigh Moody

2620 River Hills Dr
Jackson

Duke, Dr. Gregory P.

808 N State St
Jackson

Dulaney, Dr. Andrew K.

310 Byram Pl
Byram

Family Dental Clinic of Yazoo City

15415 Hwy 49 S
Yazoo City

George Ellis DMD

108 Copiah Trade Ln
Hazlehurst

James Woodson DMD

11 Northtown Dr
Jackson

Jan Belote, DMD

996 Top St
Flow Wood

Jeffery Pride DMD

301 Northlake Ave
Ridgeland

Joe Jon Carter, DDS

2620 River Hills Dr
Jackson

Johnston, Dr. Brian E.

103 Christian Dr.
Brandon

Kimberly W Tolbert DMD

543C Highway 80 W
Clinton

Lakeland Dental Care

11 Lakeland Cir
Jackson

Langston, DMD Sarah

1151 N State St Ste 401
Jackson

Mickey Crosby DDS,DMD

406 Briarwood Dr
Jackson

Mills, DDS John H.

1151 N State St Ste 401
Jackson

Mosal Dental Care

5856 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson

Neely & Neely Dental Group

4801 Old Canton Rd
Jackson

Neely, Dr. Johnny D.

4801 Old Canton Rd
Jackson

Noel K Toler III DDS

2600 River Ridge Dr
Jackson

Parkway Dental Of Clinton

401 Clinton Pkwy
Clinton

Paula Stewart, DMD

4500 I 55 N Ste 235
Jackson

Reservoir Dental Group

555 Grants Ferry Rd
Brandon

Richard Akin DMD,PA

331 W Gallatin St
Hazlehurst

River Hills Family Dentistry

2620 River Hills Dr
Jackson

Robert Stewart DMD

406 Briarwood Dr
Jackson

Rushing, Dr. Carla S.

1679 Old Fannin Rd
Flowood

Ruth R Morgan DDS

1309 E Peace St
Canton

Ryan Tracy Family Dentistry

104 Clinton Center Dr
Clinton

Turnage Family Dentistry

505 Springridge Rd.
Clinton

Valle, Dr. Ricardo T.

2475 Lakeland Dr
Flowood

Victor Applewhite DMD

555 Grants Ferry Road
Brandon

William L Boteler DDS

5935 Highway 18 W
Jackson

Young, Dr. Joseph S

1855 Crane Ridge Dr
Jackson

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