Who should pay for the crown with an implant failure?

Zimmer will replace the implant; however, the dentist will require the patient to pay again for the crown and the attachment to the crown. $990. Is this fair?

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Who should pay for a second angioplasty?

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How long was the implant/crown in place?  That matters.

Nobody blinks when other surgeries need to be redone.  Are they done at no charge?  Perhaps in rare exceptions, but usually they are done over, and at full fee.  It is up to the dentist on how they choose to run their business, but there is no legal obligation to redo at no charge.  Is it the dentists fault that the implant failed?  Usually not.

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