CHRONOLOGY: 03-JUN-2014: I received an implant on 03-JUN-2014 by Dr. M.
Don R****. Some of the steps did not happen that I had been told would happen (i.e. no sedation was used (only a local anesthetic), no mouth-wash or anti-biotic prescription was called-in to the pharmacy in advance). 12-JUN-2014: I returned to ClearChoice for a follow-up.
The dentist (Dr. Jennifer K****) asked me if I had received the sedation, mouth-wash and anti-biotic prescription during the implant procedure. I responded: “No”. Dr.
Jennifer K**** said, “OK, this is not going well. But fortunately, there is no infection or issues.” 08-DEC-2014: Received tooth #18 (08-DEC-2014) for $4,500 (at ClearChoice in Dallas, TX at 9101 N. Central Expressway, Suite #520). 07-JAN-2015: One month later, tooth #18 came loose on 07-JAN-2015.
I must have swallowed the screw holding tooth #18, because it was gone, and the filling over the top-of-the-screw was gone. There was a sharp pin protruding from the implant by about 1/8 of an inch, which was stabbing my tongue when I was not careful. I called ClearChoice to make an appointment to have the tooth re-attached, but the earliest appointment was 13 days later on 20-JAN-2015. 18-JAN-2015: I accidentally swallowed tooth #18 on 18-JAN-2015.
20-JAN-2015: I arrived for scheduled appointment. A temporary top was placed on the implant. 26-FEB-2015: Five weeks later, a new tooth #18 was received on 26-FEB-2015. 29-DEC-2017: The tooth #18 fell off (again), and the bottom of the screw is missing.
There is a white thread (looks like pipe threading tape) protruding from the bottom of tooth #18 (see picture below). IF this tooth is going to come loose every 1.5 years (on average), and leads to considerable costs for repairs each time, I am beginning to wonder if this is worth $4,500 , and whether there is some defect in the tooth, and/or implant, and/or process?
Product or Service Mentioned: Clear Choice Dentistry Doctor.
Reason of review: Bad quality.
Monetary Loss: $4500.
Preferred solution: Full refund.
Clear Choice Cons: Quality of service and product.