5 years ago I got dental implants in Mexico. I’ve had problems since I got them. They were no good from the beginning but since I spend money on them, I decided to stick it out. I am having pain in one of the implants and am certain that it is infected. I don’t want to go back to Mexico to start this all over again. Will I be able to find a dentist here who will take out the implants and replace them, or will he not want to touch my mouth because I went to Mexico to get them? Jordan
Jordan – We have seen several cases of patients who opted for cheap dental implants and ended up doubling the cost to have implants removed and replaced.
Yes, you will be able to find a dentist who will remove your implants. But removal and replacement are not all done at the same time. After the implants are removed, you need to repeat the same steps that were required to receive implants. Diagnostic studies are required. It will also be verified whether or not you are a candidate for implants.
After removal, the implant sites need time to stabilize. Decisions need to be made on the best position for your new implants, and it will be determined if bone grafting is required.
We strongly recommend that you find a highly trained and highly experienced implant dentist for the removal and replacement. It will greatly increase your chances of having successful implants this time.
This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist and board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.