I lost several of my upper teeth and got partial dentures about twenty years ago. I’m tired of the partials and want dentures.
I am looking at getting dental implants. Is that as good way to go after so many years? And I checked out the Clear Choice dental implants clinic here in Dallas. They sound good in their ads, but I researched them online and found a number of complaints. What do you know about them? Should I go there?
Thank you for your help with this matter.
– Pricilla from Dallas
I’m not sure what the condition of your remaining teeth is. The best answer for you would depend on their condition.
You will find dental implants to be a dramatic improvement over what you’ve experienced over the past twenty years. There are no plates or hardware in your mouth. They are solid. If you have any remaining teeth, the implants will make it so there isn’t any extra stress on those teeth, and they will last longer.
As far as Clear Choice, I can only assume that they have excellent health care professionals there. I haven’t heard otherwise. I have heard of a couple of problems, though, in two different areas. One is in the way they try to sell the treatment. You go in for your initial consultation, which I understand is free. They keep the costs down by having a sales associate be your contact at that point. The complaints that I’ve heard are from people who felt like it was a high pressure situation. They offered discounts if you signed right away, and they want payment in full, or a signed contract obligating you to the entire amount, before you start anything. This turns many people off. This makes it difficult for people to back out if something happens during the treatment that they don’t like, plus many people like to take their time to make up their minds on things like this.
The other complaints I have heard are about their attitude toward your remaining teeth. They tend to be on the aggressive side as far as taking out remaining teeth.
My approach is to present your various options and not try to pressure you into one option or another, but to give you choices and what you can expect from each choice, and then to step back, let you ask questions, and let you decide what you feel would be best for you.
Links: Read more about Clear Choice Dental Implants from a cosmetic dentistry information website where they have posted some consumer comments.
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