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My Dental Implants and Crowns are Falling Apart

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My full-mouth reconstruction is falling apart. The implants and crowns are no good. Within three years, I lost two veneers and three crowns. Both implant crowns are loose, and my gums bleed when I floss. I switched back to the soft food diet I had when I first got the implants. I spent $50,000 on a botched makeover. The dentist who did the work filed for bankruptcy and moved to another state. Where do I begin to undo the damage? Is it even possible or will I need extractions and implant overdentures now? – Thank you. Clay from Tacoma, WA


We are sorry to hear about your terrible experience that seems to have left your mouth worse than before the dental work. Your description does not sound like you will need tooth extractions and implant dentures. However, a skilled dentist’s exam and 3D CT scan will evaluate your oral health. We can advise you regarding selecting a provider and what to watch for with treatment.

Selecting a Full-Mouth Reconstruction Dentist

Upper implant overdenture available in Chandler, AZ from Dr. William Walden
A skilled dentist will work to preserve your teeth before recommending an implant denture

Before selecting a dentist for full-mouth reconstruction, look for at least two dentists with advanced implant placement and restoration training from a reputable organization. Do not settle for cheap implants. Lower costs may mean that the provider takes shortcuts or uses inferior materials to save money. Although you do not need to find the most expensive dentist, avoid choosing the cheapest. Advanced training in implant dentistry is essential for a dentist to give you reliable results.

Ask About Diagnostic Planning

A dentist who precisely places implants takes a 3D CT scan to reveal your oral anatomy and bone structure. Without proper planning, you may lack enough bone volume to anchor implants, causing a dentist to place your implant incorrectly.

Check Online Reviews

Check Google, Yelp, and Facebook reviews for patients’ comments about dental implants, crowns, and veneers. You can also ask friends, family members, and acquaintances for references. It may help to check the website of your State Board of Dental Examiners and look for recent disciplinary actions to ensure the dentists you are considering are not on the list.

Schedule Consultations

After identifying two dentists with advanced implant training, schedule consultations, bring a list of questions, take notes, and compare treatment options. Avoid rushing the decision, and do not hesitate to switch dentists.

Chandler, Arizona, dentist Dr. William Walden and Dr. Tyrel Beavers sponsor this post.

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Chandler, AZ 85286
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