Broken Dental Implant Pre-Appointment Expectations
When requesting your broken dental implant abutment or screw appointment with our team, it is important to understand you will be entering into an information-gathering process in order to discover as much as possible about the broken or damaged parts, as well as the construction of the original implant abutment/screw and restoration, in order to be able to retrieve any broken pieces.
Our number one goal is to help our patients with the retrieval of their broken dental implant abutment/screw pieces, as well as save them time, emotional energy, and financial resources, in the broken implant abutment or screw retrieval process. In the sections below, we offer some helpful tips and facts about our Implant Mechanical Rescue pre-appointment process and how these preparations can save your appointment time/ financial resources as you journey with us on the road back to dental health.
Why is having your dental work information important?
It is highly recommended for patients to have specific implant system, type and size, and abutment details available prior to scheduling their appointment. Most often, current or previous dentists have this information and forward it on the Referral Intake Form. We make every effort to treat and retrieve at the first appointment and save patients the time and costs of multiple appointments.
By having these details ahead of appointment scheduling, Dr. Mastrovich determines whether he will need to design, engineer, code, and machine a new custom high-precision tool for this specific circumstance. In some cases of implants that were placed decades ago where implant information is not available, a two-appointment process may be necessary, with the first appointment involving identifying the system in order to determine whether Dr. Mastrovich will need to engineer new custom high precision tooling for the retrieval or has existing tooling, followed by the second appointment for treating and retrieving.
Do I need my x-rays?
Most definitely yes, as the current x-ray is essential in order for Dr. Mastrovich to evaluate the specifics and location of the problem, as part of determining whether he will need to design a new high-precision tool for this case. (For more in-depth information you can also visit our request appointment page.)
What if I cannot get my dental background information?
Unfortunately, this situation does happen on occasion, such as when dental work has been done in another country. If the patient does not have access to previous information there is a 2 appointment process to achieve the following:
- The system that was installed needs to be determined
- And critical information needs to be gathered (system, size, version, etc)
Before we are able to proceed into retrieval, Dr. Mastrovich has to fully understand what happened and whether retrieval is the best option. Patients need to read Dr. Mastrovich’s protocols and view his lectures on our website to better understand the scope and nature of the rescue options.
Dr. Mastrovich and our Implant Mechanical Rescue dental team are on your side and have our patient’s best interest in mind. We want to help you move beyond your dental issue and our team will work diligently to provide quality care in a timely manner.
Contact Dr. Mastrovich and the Mastrovich Dental Team for more information on our Implant Mechanical Rescue services.