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I need recommendations for a cosmetic dentist for major mouth rebuild.

Post by livetoski on Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:25 pm

Hi, I'm new to this forum so I hope I am posting in the right place.

I have a major dental issue that will require removal of a lot, if not all, of my teeth. My problems are compounded by jaw alignment issues caused by a sleep apnea oral device. My dentist here in Montana has quoted me $60,000 to remove all teeth and replace with a combination of implants, crowns and bridges which is out of the question. As we are considering retiring in the Chapala region I would like to get the work done there or in Guadalajara.

This is pretty urgent and I have heard that this is not a good time of year as the dentists are busy. My research so far has indicated that Dr Haro or Dr Barrigan are good but I would like a couple of other recommendations so that when we come I can visit a few to compare. Although price is important the quality of work is the most important thing for me.

My options so far are:
1 removal of all teeth and replacement with implants and bridges
2 removal of some teeth and replacement with implants and bridges
3 removal of all teeth and replace with implant fixed dentures

Does anyone have any recommendations or warnings?

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Post by Mrs. Rupert on Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:37 pm

I strongly recommend that you use Dr. Barragan for these procedures. You can find less expensive options, but not with the same results.

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Post by ferret on Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:47 pm

My personal preference is Dr. Haro since I went to Dr. Barragan first. ASK specifically for an appointment with Dr. Haro to discuss your options. You don't say if you are male or female... but some offices are pushing bone grafts when you may or may not need them and that can delay the whole process. If you have osteoporosis then even a bone graft may not take, never mind the implants. But at least you will have narrowed down your options.
Every situation is different and must be addressed individually. A wisdom tooth (yes at 55) growing in sideways is what pushed my front teeth out of alignment. Dr. Haro's office caught it. Dr. Barragan's office didn't and I ended up losing another tooth because of him. He also pushed the bone graft which I didn't need and didn't want. Best of luck!
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Post by gringal on Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:15 pm

I've heard positives and negatives about most of the area dentists. My husband and I have had excellent treatment from Dr. Barragan for over 8 years. My husband's teeth are bad on many levels. Mine will outlast me. He liked Coca Cola. I don't. (grin)

I don't know how to say this tactfully, but a friend needed a procedure much as the OP described and she went to the Dental Express. The end result was that the teeth were nearly all the same and looked a bit like George Washington's wooden teeth in white. I'd go elsewhere.

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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:32 pm

Dr. Eloy Barragan's office is my recommendation. I have friends that came all the way from Hawaii to have work done by him.
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Post by RVGRINGO on Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:17 pm

Definitely choose Dr. Eloy Barrigan for the highest quality work.

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Post by oncesubtle on Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:22 pm

livetoski, I sent you a private message. Click on your 'Quick Jump Menu' (in the blue box at the top right of this page) then click on Inbox.

For anyone wondering I recommended Dr. Barragan.
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Post by LLiving on Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:10 pm

Hi Livetoski,

From what I experienced in Ajijic dentistry services, if you choose solution #1 on your list, it only cost you about 40%, or even less, than the $60.000 US quoted by the dentist in Montana. But then you got to pay for air transportation and lodging and spending.

And Dr. Eloy Barragan is a preferred one in the area.
Good luck to you on your search.
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Post by ferret on Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:47 am

I have a very good friend that came down for a month for four years for Dentistry. He was very happy with the caps that Dr. Barragan did and I was happy for him.

But, let's compare apples with apples. How many of the people who have recommended Dr. Barragan have had MAJOR dental work done... like implants with bridges or implants with full dentures?
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Post by Mrs. Rupert on Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:35 am

I have, Ferret. He, and his team of dentists are exceptional. The work they have done on my teeth is top-notch. He knows what to do, period. The very best.

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Post by ferret on Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:46 am

I guess it depends on the individual then. He was an absolute disaster for me.
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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:37 am

Not only is Dr. Barragan's clinic's work top notch, here is a little story regarding their service:

One day I dropped my dental appliance and it broke into 3 pieces. I freaked. Took it to Haro, as he had fixed my mother's denture years ago and he was the first one who came to mind. He wasn't there but the assistant who was there glanced at the pieces and said I had to get a new one. I told her I would rather hear that from a dentist. So she took a picture of it and texted it to him. He texted back a second later that I had to get a new one.

I had forgotten about Dr. Barragan but on the way home I stopped to see him. They took one look at it and said of course they could fix it and if I could come back at 2 their specialist would be there from Guad. He fixed it perfectly, in 30 minutes, tweaked it a few times to make sure there were no high spots,and the bill was 300 something pesos. That was a couple of years ago and it's still perfect. They have a small lab on the premises.

Hands down Barragan's clinic, no contest.
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Post by gringal on Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:56 am

Just a side note: If you've had any kind of cardiac surgery (even a stent in an artery) be sure to tell your dentist about it if you go in for a cleaning or other work. He or she will then give you antibiotics to be taken for two days (before the work is done and the next day). There is a danger of infection which can lead to a heart attack. I just learned this from the dentist when I went in for cleaning last week.

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Post by livetoski on Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:55 pm

Thanks for that, much appreciated, no cardiac problems but I have had both hips replaced and have to have antibiotics for all dental work, even cleanings.

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