I am very impressed with my consultation at Clear Choice. It was very informative and all of my questions were answered. Based on reviews from patients, I expected to pay a lot for dental implants at Clear Choice – more than at other places, but my reasoning is you get what you pay for. The representative that I met with wanted me to schedule an appointment right away, but I was hesitant about doing that. Should I just go ahead and let Clear Choice do my implants or do you recommend that I get a second opinion? Rich W.
Rich – Thank you for your Clear Choice review. Whenever surgery of any kind is recommended, it is good to receive a second opinion from a provider who is skilled in that specialty.
Dental implants can last a lifetime if quality implants are used and if the implant surgeon is skilled. An examination and diagnostic studies by a board-certified prosthodontist will give you additional information on your particular case. A prosthodontist is a specialist who has two years of post-graduate training in the restoration and replacement of teeth.
The second-opinion implant dentist will let you know your options for implants, which may or may not have been discussed at Clear Choice. The second opinion will also allow you to compare costs of the same treatment recommended by Clear Choice, as well as the cost of alternative treatment.
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the pros and cons of treatment recommended by Clear Choice, as well as the treatment recommended by the prosthodontist. Comparing the information you receive will help you choose a provider, and help you determine if you want to receive a third opinion.
This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.