Several years ago when you were in Cedar Rapids, you fashioned a beautiful upper denture for me. That was shortly before you moved to Colorado. Well, needless to say, a number of years have passed and I was in need of a new denture and despite paying an arm and a leg for a new denture that my regular dentist assured me would be done to my specifications and satisfaction, my mouth is extremely uncomfortable and I am unhappy. The appearance is much less attractive and even though I kept insisting on “more tooth” I feel like I have old person dentures. I have considered implants but the cost is more than I can absorb. In my search, I ran across your website and blog. How I wish you were practicing in the area again because I know I would be happy with the end result.
Can you tell me what you think about the all on 4 one hour implants? They are very costly but are they a good option? Can you recommend an implant or cosmetic dentist in the Chicago area? I’d love to hear from you and get your advice and opinion.
– Mira from Chicago
Yes, I remember you. I was quite flattered that you drove all the way from Chicago to see me. I hope everything is going well for you otherwise.
When I was in Iowa, I used to drive to Chicago for my own dental work and see Dr. William Cohen, who practices in the northern suburb of Glenview. He is very nice, an excellent cosmetic dentist, and can work with you for dental implants. His fees are reasonable, and he does a lot of work with dentures and dental implants.
The all-on-4 technique could be a good choice for you. Since you’ve been without teeth for a number of years, you’re unlikely to have much bone left to anchor implants, and the all-on-4 technique might help you to avoid needing bone grafting. I would check with Dr. Cohen. He would be straight with you and would be willing to discuss all of the available options to help make this affordable. Or you could get a new well-fitting upper removable denture.
– Dr. Hall
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