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Oral Surgery and Implants

If your dentist has recommended that you have any type of cosmetic or oral surgery, an oral surgeon will likely perform it. Learn how oral surgery can help improve your smile and enhance your dental health.

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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:
.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.
Beth L. Gehring,DDS, PC
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
Dear jacknd... I was very sad to hear about the problem you had with your dentures, but not surprised. The fabrication of dentures is actually a complex treatment, and requires many steps to create comfortable, functional dentures. That is why well made dentures are usually expensive. It is not always true that 'you get what you pay for', but certainly, if dentures are inexpensive, that means that many critical steps in the treatment are omitted to reduce cost. Most people are unaware that the most expensive part of making dentures is the time that the doctor spends working on them. A denturist is a techincian, not a doctor. They can make moulds and set teeth in plastic, but they are unqualified to deal with the complexities of muscular function, and proper esthetics. To complicate things further, modern dental schools are spending much less time educating doctors about how to make dentures, since dentures are becoming a less common treatment. The emphasis is now on saving teeth. I would recomend that if you seek further treatment, you seek a dentist who went to dental school no later than the 1970's (like me). We spent a long time perfecting our denture skils when I was attending  University of Oregon Dental School. All the best, Dr. Stern (Philadelphia, PA)

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Oral Surgeons in Hazlehurst, MS

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Barinder Singh BDS,DDS

5685 Highway 18 W.

Boteler, Dr. William L

5935 Highway 18 W

Burns, Dr. Joseph

445 Northpark Dr

Campbell, Dr. Michael W.

175 E Capitol St

Carter Sledge Family Dentistry

772 Lake Harbour Dr

Crosland, Dr. Emmet

711 Adkins Blvd

D Clark Strange Jr DMD

805 S Wheatley St

David K Parks DMD

47 Lakeview Dr

DeShazo, DMD Holly

1151 N State St Ste 401

Dillon, Dr. Lance D.

927 Hwy 51

Dr Gary Keeler DDS Oral Maxillofacial

1000 Lakeland Square Ext

Dr. John D Handley

4505 I 55 N

Dr. Laura Leigh Moody

2620 River Hills Dr

Duke, Dr. Gregory P.

808 N State St

Dulaney, Dr. Andrew K.

310 Byram Pl

Family Dental Clinic of Yazoo City

15415 Hwy 49 S
Yazoo City

George Ellis DMD

108 Copiah Trade Ln

James Woodson DMD

11 Northtown Dr

Jan Belote, DMD

996 Top St
Flow Wood

Jeffery Pride DMD

301 Northlake Ave

Joe Jon Carter, DDS

2620 River Hills Dr

Johnston, Dr. Brian E.

103 Christian Dr.

Kimberly W Tolbert DMD

543C Highway 80 W

Lakeland Dental Care

11 Lakeland Cir

Langston, DMD Sarah

1151 N State St Ste 401

Mickey Crosby DDS,DMD

406 Briarwood Dr

Mills, DDS John H.

1151 N State St Ste 401

Mosal Dental Care

5856 Ridgewood Rd

Neely & Neely Dental Group

4801 Old Canton Rd

Neely, Dr. Johnny D.

4801 Old Canton Rd

Noel K Toler III DDS

2600 River Ridge Dr

Parkway Dental Of Clinton

401 Clinton Pkwy

Paula Stewart, DMD

4500 I 55 N Ste 235

Reservoir Dental Group

555 Grants Ferry Rd

Richard Akin DMD,PA

331 W Gallatin St

River Hills Family Dentistry

2620 River Hills Dr

Robert Stewart DMD

406 Briarwood Dr

Rushing, Dr. Carla S.

1679 Old Fannin Rd

Ruth R Morgan DDS

1309 E Peace St

Ryan Tracy Family Dentistry

104 Clinton Center Dr

Turnage Family Dentistry

505 Springridge Rd.

Valle, Dr. Ricardo T.

2475 Lakeland Dr

Victor Applewhite DMD

555 Grants Ferry Road

William L Boteler DDS

5935 Highway 18 W

Young, Dr. Joseph S

1855 Crane Ridge Dr

Zeines, Dr. Victor

57 W 57th St

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