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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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Dentists in Payette, ID

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Affordable Family Dentistry

1120 Parkway Dr

Allen, Dr. James C.

35 Madison Professional Park


996 Hillcrest Dr S

Ammon Dental

3456 E. 17th St #115

Anderson Family Dentistry

380 W Judicial

Baker, Dr. Drostan G.

1900 John Adams Pkwy
Idaho Falls

Bingham Endodontics

3387 Merlin Dr
Idaho Falls

Bowen, Dr. Patricia

1215 E 6th St

Canyon Creek Dental

35 S State St

Carlo Litano DMD

246 S 6th St

Christopher Hansen DDS

333 W. Cedar Street

Clark Safety

886 N. State Road 135

Claudia Ostteen DDS

1441 NE 10th Ave

Cutforth Family Dentistry

1370 E 17
Idaho Falls

David E Thomas DDS,PA

19128 Wagner Rd

Deluna, Dr. Jeffrey F.

210 E Park St

Dixon Dental Center

205 Elm
Idaho Falls

Dr. Robert J. Lee, MD

1443 Parkway Dr

Eagle Rock Dental Care

640 S Woodruff Ave
Idaho Falls

Eagle Rock Dental Care

520 Highland Dr

Eagle Rock Dental Care

640 S Woodruff Ave
Idaho Falls

Elison, Dr. Mark T.

2450 E 25th St
Idaho Fall

Family Dental Health Center

200 N Woodruff Ave
Idaho Falls

Galen K. Haas DDS PA

1639 23rd Ave

Goodrich, Dr. John E.

450 W 6th S
Mountain Home

Greenhalgh, Dr. Dan

250 S Skyline
Idaho Falls

Hailey Eye Center

110 N. 1st. Ave

Hansen, Dr. Clay

1526 S Levick St

Harper, Dr. Phil

3550 Washington Pkwy
Idaho Falls

Hillam, Dr. Rodney H.

3325 S Holmes Ave
Idaho Falls

James Moore DDS

925 2nd Ave N

Janean Lewis DDS

1105 3rd Ave N

Johnson, Dr. Brent R.

1606 E Center St

Johnson, Dr. Joseph

30336-A Hwy 200

Johnson, Dr. Neal

1408 Pomerelle Ave

Justin Carter DDS, P.C.

35 S State St

Justin Smith DMD

1105 3rd Ave N

Kyle Siemen DMD

333 W Cedar

Magic Valley Family Dental

115 W 100 S

Marlowe, Dr. Mark W.

3365 S Holmes Ave
Idaho Falls

Michael, Dr. Nelson D.

412 W Main St

Morrison, Dr. Bart B.

3335 S Holmes Ave
Idaho Falls

Moulton, Dr. Ethan

2375 E Sunnyside Rd
Idaho Falls

Oak Mountain Dental

135 Warren Ave

Romriell, Dr. Greg

675 Yellowstone Ave

Smith, Dr. Randy G.

3365 S Holmes Ave
Idaho Falls

St Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center

801 Pole Line Road West
Twin Falls

Steven Dunker DDS

387 SW 4th Ave

Stoker Family Dental

3350 South 15th East
Idaho Falls

Summit Dental Care

285 Canyon Crest Dr.
Twin Falls

The TMJ Sleep Center

1777 E Clark St #240

Theodore Fricke DDS

823 Center Ave

Today's Dental Care

119 Country Lane

Town Square Dental

527 Rigby Lake Dr

Trademark Dental

217 N Plymouth Ave
New Plymouth

Whalen, Dr. Luke A.

116 W Bullion St

Zeines, Dr. Victor

57 W 57th St

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