Re-position dental implant or not

by Robin
(Merritt Island Florida)

I had 5 implants put in. The implant specialist is not happy with the position of implant #12. (he used a guide that my prosthodontist made (after having CT scan) showing him the angle each implant was supposed to be put in at).

It's been 3 months and the Periodontist wants to re-position #12 (no expense to me) I had another CT scan to determine if there was enough bone between tooth #11 and the implant. The Prosthodontist thinks there is, the Periodontist doesn't and the Radiologist is on the fence. What should I do?

Also, if I were to elect to re-position the dental implant is that safe? What happens to the hole they remove it from? What are the chances it will "take"? Do I listen to the Prosthodontist (the Quarterback) or the specialist (the Periodontist?)

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Quarterbacks NEW
by: David Long CDT

Here's your first mistake. There is no such thing as an implant specialist! You have too many quarterbacks. You should have picked a Dr who has the experience to do all the phases of yoir work themselves and would take the personal responsibilty to make sure you get the outcome expected.

Agree! NEW
by: Diane C

I agree with David Long, sounds like too many chiefs and not enough indians. I can't imagine running around to that many people to have this done. This procedure is difficult for anyone, both emotionally and physically, without having to run to two or three "specialists".

Repositioning Dental Implants NEW
by: Sharon B., RDH

Hi Robin,

What a tough situation to be in! It's possible to move the implant, but bone will just need to reform in the area where it was before (the hole you mentioned) especially if the implant is going to be immediately adjacent to it.

If you're not sure who to trust, go with your gut. is it better to play it safe than sorry? Or do you just let the specialist who performs the CT scan and knows how to interpret it on a routine basis? If it were my mouth I would go with the person who is actually going to be doing the repositioning procedure. This is the practitioner that is probably most comfortable deciding whether or not to actually do the procedure. Sorry to not really answer your question, but either way it is just a judgement call.

I think if you have it moved and even if the bone isn't perfect, you can have a bone graft placed and just allow it more time to take before placing any prosthetics on it

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by: Anonymous

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by: Joe Stuart

Even though many dentist place implants the more complex cases can require a specialist. In these situations good communication is required between the practitioners to achieve a good result.
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Specialists NEW
by: Joe Stuart

Even though many dentist place implants the more complex cases can require a specialist. In these situations good communication is required between the practitioners to achieve a good result.


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by: Berta

I am just hoping that I wouldn't have such problems with dental implants. I take care of my implants so I think they will not require this method. dentist in las vegas

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