Nobel Retention Devices
After a couple of failed implants I am now ready for the final denture. The prosthetic dentist keeps having me come back as he puts in different colored plastic attachments which are not keeping my new implant-supported denture in my mouth.
He is using the Nobel product. I thought/expected the retention pieces to be like a metal ball & socket for strong holding power. He is telling me that because my implants are not parallel I will have to have custom-made gold attachments made at a considerable additional cost.
I understood Nobel made angled attachments for this type of application. Now I think the dentist is trying to screw around with me for more money. What is my recourse? What should my expectation be? Is there a web site that shows what each piece of the Nobel full upper denture should look like when completed?
I need to go back again because I can pop my new denture off with just my cheek muscles, and that can't be right after over $20,000 for what I thought would be much more "permanent" than the temporary denture that I wore while waiting for everything to heal...
by the way, the two front teeth on the new/final denture don't even line up evenly with the frenum. Should I settle for this kind of craftsmanship? I have asked for phone numbers of his other satisfied customers but can't get anything from his office like that, either.
Every time I go in for tighter retention (he puts in little colored plastic caps inside what looks like a tin cup placed into the denture) they ask me if I want the bill...I had a contract with this fellow and although he is all paid up I still don't have teeth that will stay in my mouth and he expects more money?
What is with that? Does it sound like he knows what he's doing?