Successful Retreatment of Implant Failures
Unfortunately, there are many things that can go wrong with dental implants. And when they do, they can be serious. When things go wrong with general dentistry, you may lose a tooth. When things go wrong with dental implants, you lose entire sections of your body.
Here are some cases of people that have come to consult with Dr. Chal that have had complex problems arising out of difficulty with earlier dental treatment. A number of these patients have been referred to Dr. Chal by Mayo Clinic of Scottsdale, where they know that if the case is a really tough one, Dr. Chal is the one they can turn to to fix it.
Brenda came in with persistent infections, continuous numbness and pain in her lower lip. It was discovered that three implants had been placed in her nose, and extensive rehabilitation was necessary.
John came in as a victim of poorly planned implant dentistry. He had visited an oral surgeon who placed a mouthful of dental implants for John without any restorative planning at all. Since the implants were improperly placed, they all had to be removed and John had to have Dr. Chal start his treatment over from the beginning.
Rich was suffering with an existing denture that was impossible to wear. He actually appeared at his first appointment in our office with his denture in a coffee cup. You can see, in the before picture, how uncomfortable he is when he actually puts it in his mouth.
Nancy came to the Mayo Clinic from Colorado for help with her chronically inflamed dental implants. She didn’t want to smile. The dental implants had to be completely redone, but the results were wonderful.
These photographs illustrate a dental implant horror story that never happened, thanks to Dr. Chal’s timely intervention with just the right tools on hand.
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These radiographs show a dental implant that has been placed too close to the nerve and with inadequate bony support. This can cause nerve inflammation, constant pain, and a loose dental implant. Correct dental implant placement requires three-dimensional CAT scans and careful planning.
Click here to read this horror story of improper dental implant placement.
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