I have a dental bridge in good condition and one dental implant that needs a crown. I also have two teeth that need replacement. I went to Clear Choice Dental Implant Centers in the hopes of just getting the two implants plus two extra crowns. Instead, they want to extract all my teeth and do an all-on-four dental implant procedure. They kept insisting it was the best option for me and the rest of my teeth are going to go at some point anyway and this is preemptive. I felt really pressured and they were after me to set up the surgery. They even had me put $1500.00 down that day. Now I am having doubts about the whole thing. What do you think? Am I wrong to think I should not follow through with this?
I hear these stories about Clear Choice Implant Centers all the time. High pressure sales and a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. I am going to suggest you get a second opinion. Their explanation that teeth are going to fall out eventually doesn’t wash with me. In fact, I find it ridiculous. We’re all going to die eventually, that doesn’t mean we should hop to it and speed up the process. No. It is best you always try to save as many teeth as possible.
There is no reason for you to get the all-on-four dental implants procedure if you can keep your teeth. It is designed not just for people who have no teeth left, but who have also lost bone support and do not want to have the bone grafting procedure done.
If the remainder of your teeth are healthy, then just go with your original plan of two dental implants and two extra crowns. I think you’ll be better served with a private dentist who will be more invested in your case and not pressure you with corporate sales tactics.
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