I'm in the Process! - Port Huron, MI

This was a case of a fractured tooth. #18 Lower...

This was a case of a fractured tooth. #18 Lower left my last tooth. My fracture was below the gum, no crowning possible and root structure was in jeopardy. For me,at age 60, I just couldn't see living without my major molar. I enjoy food and that's quality of life.
Surgeon sectioned the tooth removed it in two pieces and filled the root structure with Donated Cadaver Bone.
This procedure had a cost of $1,000. Included closing the wound, and follow-up, x-rays etc.
I was sutured then released for healing, 4 months to allow my jaw-bone to heal.
I was given Vicoden for pain, a rinse for the surgical area. I used one (1) Vicoden the first day of surgery and iced my jaw...Given a steroid for inflammation. I believe there were four pills over the next few days.
I had no swelling and really No Pain. Followed his direction and I've been rewarded.
Had my x-ray and follow-up yesterday and the area filled in completely. You could not tell where my tooth had been.
I have another month, and I will receive my Titanium implant.
This will entail opening the gum, drilling for the dental implant, suturing and healing another 4 to 6 months.
I'm told, the procedure is far less traumatic than having my tooth extracted. So .....As far as I can see it will be less pain and less discomfort.....which for me was minimal.
Was it worth it. Yes.....This next step will cost $1,800. and does not include the Crown.
My dentist will finish that procedure.

All I can say......I never would have believed my...

All I can say......I never would have believed my doctor was telling me the truth when he said having the implant procedure was easier than a tooth extraction,
but I'm back to tell you he was 100 percent correct.
In fact the following day after my implant I PHONED my surgeon first, because he always makes a follow-up call to see how your doing...not his staff, but the man himself.
After the surgery I didn't even need an Ibuprofen. I mean nothing.
It was fabulous. So.....yes, I am happy to have had the implants.
Following all my doctors post surgery care I have had no complications and every is set for my crown in March....2013
I guess I'm on par with costs.
TO DATE....1,035 - EXTRACTION AND GRAFT
...................1,800 IMPLANT
......................950 ABUTMENT
.......................950 CROWN
I also had the cost of 300 dollars originally too stabilize the fractured tooth.
An Unfortunate cost as it was removed twenty four hours later.
The Implant system he used was the Legacy III. I read about them and viewed a few videos on my surgery. If you're squeamish DON'T watch. I for one am a need to know type.
Without a doubt, it is an expensive procedure.
Life has choices.....and I chose to make my life just a bit better with my new implant.
Thank you Dr. Dale Sweeney......
Dr. Dale Sweeny

I was referred by my Dentist of 30 plus years. I also had a Root extension by this same Surgeon. The staff is helpful and very pleasant. Always a plus. I at one time in my life, I was very fearful of dentists. With the quality care at Bright Point Dental for more than 30 years my fears are non-existent. I have no problem in recommending this procedure. Expensive ....but gaining years and years of enjoying my meals.

Updated on 8 Feb 2013:
Stated earlier in my prior post. I was sent to this surgeon for a crown extension years earlier by my General Dentist John Kenzie DDS at Bright Point family Dentistry in Marysville, Mi. My fracture was attended by Michelle Vredenburg DDS. Thank you all!!

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