Multiple Implant Problems What Should I Do?

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    “I am posting this here for Penny Kaz.”

    Three years ago i had a post break and the VA sent me to the Dentist at the Va in Orlando. He saw that my other crowns needed to be replaced and began ripping out my crowns thinking only one implant and several crowns. That one implant turned into five as he tore the posts from my mouth in his hurry to remove them. He told me the procedure would take a year and I agreed. What choice did I have. Well that year has turned into three years. I finally go to have my crowns put on the implants and they had to be returned and whitened and two were too long and had to be altered. Two weeks go by and I go back to have the crowns applied.

    Yesterday I had them put on and in a hurry he puts them on and they look hideous. I get home after telling him they look terrible. He says come back in 10 days and we may have to have you see a periodontist to do gum transplants or redo the implants. Today the two front ones are cracking upon touch and are loose. I call and have been told to come in on Friday morning to discuss what we will do next. I am so upset over this. I had a bone graft and a sinus lift during the initial procedure for the implants.

    During those three years I was going back and forth the hour and a half drive at least three times a month to have my temp bridge fixed because it kept breaking and coming loose. I have bone growth in my mouth so this was my only option once the damage was done ripping out my crowns for replacement. I am so upset that after three years that I will have to go another three years waiting on the veterans hospital to try to fix my mouth. I have acquired a bleeding ulcer and I have Multiple sclerosis. This ordeal has brought on three attacks. My mouth was done 15 years ago and it was done with great care and looked amazing but with age they needed to be replaced. My self esteem has gone to nothing. The temporary bridge was massive and it made it hard to talk as it took up a lot of room in my mouth. I just don’t know what to expect.

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    Hi Penny,

    So sorry to hear about your problems and I’m not sure what to suggest. Is there any way you can get a second opinion from another dentist at the veterans hospital or elsewhere, or can you talk to your current dentist about your concerns? At the very least they should be able to remake your crowns so they look more acceptable and should explain why things have not gone to plan, and how they intend to treat your dental problems so you know what to expect in the future.

    Sorry not to be more useful.


    It’s really unfortunate that you had to go through all that. This is the reason why it is quite important to have a detailed discussion with the dentist before hand. I really think you should get a second opinion now. A more professional dentist might be of help.


    It is really unfortunate that you had to go through all this. Looks like your dentist is not quite sure what he is doing. I think you should go for a second opinion!

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