I planned on getting dental implants for implant overdentures. It was a big step for me. I had six implants placed and I’ve paid for all of them, but three of them have fallen out already and it has only been two weeks. I was wondering about a few things. 1. Should I get a refund on the ones that fell out? 2. Do you think the others are at risk? 3. Can I still get the implant overdentures I wanted?
I am sorry this happened to you. I hope you won’t mind if I’m a little blunt. You need a different dentist. Most dentists experienced with dental implants have a 97 % success rate and, even then, the ones that fail will last at least a year or more. You lost half of them in less than a week. This is completely unacceptable. Let’s go over your questions. First, should you get a refund on the ones that failed? Yes. That should be a no-brainer for your dentist. I can’t believe he hasn’t offered that already. In fact, you should get a refund on the entire thing, which leads me to your second question. Should you be concerned about the remaining implants? Absolutely. I have zero confidence that these will last for you. Thirdly, you asked, if you can still get implant overdentures. In all likelihood, you can still get the dental implants you need. I just don’t think you’re going to be able to do it with this dentist.
Here is my recommendation. Secure your refund, then I want you to see a different dentist who has a better success rate with their dental implant cases. It is completely okay to ask a dentist their success rate, as well as how many they do every year. They should be able to tell you what went wrong with your case and give you a prognosis for a successful outcome the second time around.
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