Oral surgeons specialized in angulated implants in Bay Area, CA

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    Arman

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    Dear Members,

    Does any of you know notable oral surgeons in Bay Area, CA who specialize in angulated implants? From what I understood these special types of implants (they have been recommended to me due absence of enough bone) are not as commonly placed as regular ones. I need to find an oral surgeon who does this on regular basis, because the success of the procedure highly depends on the skills of the surgeon which in my opinion highly depends on how often they perform this procedure. If you know of anyone, please kindly write their name so I can make an appointment with them.

    Very best regards,
    Arman
     
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    Are angulated implants the ones that engage cortical bone? If so be cautious, heresay is that if they fail they fail quite disasterously. Why, don't you have a tooth behind for a bridge? Stuff like monolith zirconia requires only half or one mm tooth reduction.

    I kinda think if might be rare to find those who does those types (if I am correct) in usa let alone bay area.
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Angulated implants bring their own set of risks; the manufacturers promote these types of things, but they don't take responsibility if they fail. I would seek a specialist prosthodontic opinion if you really want to explore this path. There may be other alternatives such as implant-supported dentures, or maybe you just aren't a suitable candidate for implants? Don't just keep going until you find someone who'll take you on. The best results come from specialists who take the least risks. My thought when treating people is always, "Would I do this to my mother?".
     
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    The reason I want angulated implants is because I do not want to do sinus grafting due to very thin sinus floor. Sinus grafting comes with risks, such as possible infections in the future. The procedure I want to do is All-on-4, or All-on-6 if I want to do sinus grafting too. What do you think?
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    I understand. All implant surgery comes with risks, and you have to be fully informed to make a proper decision. It shouldn't be up to an oral surgeon to determine if you are suitable, it is primarily up to the restoring clinician because they have to determine where and how the implants come to the surface. They then communicate with an oral surgeon to see if he/she can make it work surgically. I strongly suggest you see a prosthodontist or two for opinions. I attach a snip I took of the first 2 names that came up on Google. I'd like to hear how you get on, please. Best of luck.
    A few mins later... Arman, is that your OPG in the OS forum? If so, you have some serious problems with your existing dental work, and your natural lower front teeth appear to have periodontal disease.
     

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