A comment I received this morning from a dentist in California prompts me to ask for information about treatment plans created by Clear Choice Dental Implant Centers.
Every treatment plan I have heard of to date from them has been the same: extraction of all remaining teeth, and the placement of all-on-four dental implants. In some cases, these patients have sought second opinions from other dentists who have told them they have teeth that can be saved and don’t need to be extracted. The dentist who e-mailed me this morning reported on a lecture by a Dr. Steve Parel at November’s annual meeting of the American College of Prosthodontics in San Diego. This lecture gave this dentist reason to believe that Clear Choice does the all-on-four technique even in cases where there is enough bone for conventionally placed implants.
So my question is this: Do Clear Choice Dental Implant Centers ever propose any other treatment plan? Or does everyone get full-mouth extractions and all-on-four dental implants? I would really like to know. Please contact me and let me know what your treatment plan was.
And then one patient relayed to me that they told him the extractions were free. It occurs to me that they may have this policy to soften their resistance to extracting all the remaining teeth. That policy doesn’t sit well with me.
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