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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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Periodontists in Palmyra, NY

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Agostinelli0, Dr. John E.

1401 Stone Rd
Rochester

Amadori, Dr. Christopher W.

43 Willow Pond Way
Penfield

Anissi, Azita

121 Sullys Trail
Pittsford

Belous, Dr. Anna

2052 Clinton Ave S
Rochester

Blieden, Dr. Timothy M.

2081 Ridge Rd W
Rochester

Bracker, Dr. Susan

1 SAREDON PL
Rochester

Buhite & Buhite DDS

564 E Ridge Rd
Rochester

Calnon & Cilano DDS, PC

3220 Chili Ave
Rochester

Calnon & Cilano, DDS, PC

3220 Chili Ave
Rochester

Carbonaro, Dr. David A.

480 Perinton Hills Office Park
Fairport

ComfortCare Dental

2024 W Henrietta Rd
Rochester

Contemporary Dentistry PLLC

2052 S Clinton Ave
Rochester

Distinctive Dentistry

1680 Fairport 9 Mile Point Rd
Penfield

Eaves Family Dental Group

660 Liberty St
Penn Yan

Family Dental Care- David M. Kramer, DDS

530 Perinton Hills
Fairport

Garcia-Lepore, Dr. Violeta

2425 Clover St
Rochester

Geoffry E Hallstead, DMD, PC

3240 MIDDLE CHESHIRE RD
Canandaigua

Giangreco, Dr. Gary

2000 Empire Blvd
Webster

Giangreco, Jr., Dr. Lawrence J.

2000 Empire Blvd
Webster

Groves, Dr. Gary D.

50 Cedarfield Commons
Rochester

Gullo, Dr. Gregory F.

330 N Main St
Canandaigua

Lindquist, Dr. Chris

1008 12th St SE

Marc Rossow DDS

2971 Culver Rd
Rochester

Mayer, Dr. Michael S.

1157 Fairport Road(Route 31F)
Fairport

Pawelek, Dr. Adam Z.

2061 Ridge Rd W
Rochester

Romeo, Dr. Allan J.

1680 Monroe Ave
Rochester

Ruchlin, Dr. Stephen L.

300 White Spruce Blvd
Rochester

Sanger, Dr. Keith M.

1081 Long Pond Rd
Rochester

Sanon, Dr. Manish

2067 Fairport-Nine Mile Point Rd
Penfield

Suryadevara, Dr. Ram

501 S Main St
Syracuse

The Smile Center of Rochester

2214 Penfield Road
Penfield

Village Smiles

20 N Main St
Pittsford

Vogler, Dr. James C.

64 Elizabeth St
Dansville

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