Second Opinions

At Misch Implant Dentistry we are often sought out by patients to provide a second opinion on their proposed implant treatment. Implant dentistry can be more complex requiring a significant time commitment with higher costs.  We welcome the opportunity to help you make this important decision about your dental health. You can request a copy of any x-rays from your dentist or previous consultation. If you are new to the area or changing offices we can also recommend a great dentist in your location.

When making your decision about treatment make sure you compare “apples with apples”. Do some research on your prospective implant dentist.  You can perform a Google search using their name.  Did you see a specialist or general dentist?  Are they a “board-certified” surgeon?  Keep in mind there is no specialty of “implantology”.  How long has the dentist been placing dental implants?  Where did the doctor get their training in dental implants? There are many different educational paths to learn dental implantology from a formal full-time university program to a weekend course. Don’t just rely on a friend’s recommendation for a “good” implant dentist. It is also not wise to base your decision on cost alone – beware of offices that significantly reduce fees just to gain your acceptance or have fees that are much lower.  Lower cost options or bargain prices may not be as good or as long lasting (ie. cheap or mini-implants).  If you feel pressured or rushed to accept treatment, then that may not be the right office for you.  If your tempted to travel to areas like Mexico or Costa Rica for cheap treatment be careful – if you have complications it can be a real nightmare (and more costly to fix).

Complications

Although dental implant treatment is usually very successful complications can occur. Our office receives referrals from dentists all over the country to treat implant complication cases. As specialists we have a vast amount of experience managing failing implants and fixing problems with implant replacement teeth. Implant failures can result in severe bone defects that are more complex to repair. We can evaluate your problem and determine the best way to manage your case.

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