I am seeking 3 opinions for dental implants. My dentist referred me to a endodontist who is part of a large practice in the area. The specialist recommended 6 implants for me. After seeing Clear Choice commercials I was interested in going there for another opinion, because they seem to be up to date with the latest techniques and have modern facilities. The problem is that the closest location to me is more than 150 miles away. I am not sure if I want or need to drive 2 hours or more for another opinion unless it’s really worth it. The reviews I saw online for the closest Clear Choice location look pretty good though. Would you recommend that I make the drive to that location or just stick with local specialists? Thank you. Truman
Truman – We recommend that regardless of where you seek a second opinion, find skilled implant dentists who have many years of experience, and who participate in continuing education. If you can find experienced specialists closer to home, you can receive a reliable second opinion.
When you consult with each specialist, ask how many cases like yours he or she has successfully completed from start to finish. Ask if any complications were experienced, and how they were resolved. Ensure that you list the questions you want answered and record the responses so you can refer to them later. Ask about what each specialist does in advance, during, and after your dental implant procedure to ensure a successful outcome.
You may be able to find online reviews or patients testimonials on prosthodontists’ websites. Other than Clear Choice, there are many skilled implant specialists who can provide your second and third opinion. Check credentials for each of them before scheduling consultations.
This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist and board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.