Sometimes Dental Implants Are Not The Best Option

Sometimes Dental Implants Are Not The Best Option

Sometimes Dental Implants Are Not The Best Option

Sometimes dental implants are not the best option!  I know this sounds strange coming from a dental implant specialist but for the last 20 years of my career, there are some cases that are best off not having implants.  There are disadvantages to dental implants.  There are also disadvantages to bridges as well.

Elongated dental implant teeth with exposed  abutment and non-cosmetic result

Sometimes the best advice given to you by a dental implant specialist is not to have implants but rather to have a bridge made over natural teeth.  There are times where the dental implants will look worse than having a bridge!

There are many factors that go into my judgment… In no particular order:

  1. Some people genetically have a poor “bio type. ” This means that there gums and bone are genetically thin.  They are prone to losing bone and gum around the implants over time.
  2. Front teeth with vertical bone loss with a high smile. This can lead to a very aesthetic appearance of the implants with open black triangles and long horse like teeth.
  3. Previous failed implants
  4. Missing bone on the interproximal (side) of a critical tooth in the front of the mouth
  5. Cases where bone grafting would not yield a cosmetic result and in fact may worsen an already bad situation
  6. Medical conditions or lifestyle choices such as heavy smoking, severe osteoporosis, that would make bone grafting high risk or unpredictable.
  7. Type of temporary teeth patient could have during bone grafting healing. Sometimes people need removable temporaries and they do not want to take them out at night   to that the gums rest.
  8. Periodontal (gum) condition of the other teeth in the mouth
  9. Unstable bite especially lack of back teeth.
  10. Are you (the patient) willing to go through what it takes to do it right?

Here is an example of a patient that had two existing implants for his front teeth. (picture above) When I first met this patient he came to me for a second opinion while in the midst of having treatment done.  I did not place these implants.  

The front teeth look very long like piano keys.  The lack shape and character.  The two center teeth are implants while the two side teeth are crowns.  One of the side natural teeth has bone loss a cavity on the interproximal side of it.  This causes vertical bone loss and a very exaggerated elongated smile. One of the implants is losing bone via peri-implantitis.  The abutment is also showing.

It is ‘possible’ to correct this type of deficiency with a block graft, GBR and or titanium mesh bone graft but this patient did not want to go through this again and was unhappy with the final result.  He came back to me a few years later to see what could be done.

In his situation you cannot graft bone and gum onto the existing implants.  You have to remove the implants and start all over or go with a bridge option.

In his case, I removed the implants and we decided that it would be best for him to have a bridge.  I sedated him under IV sedation, removed both implants, did some basic socket preservation bone grafts, extracted one of the bad natural teeth and made a 6 unit bridge going from tooth 6 through 11.


I agree that these teeth are not perfect!  But I do think he looks much better than before!

They are not supposed to be perfect.  He wanted to have teeth that looked more natural.  In order to accomplish this I purposely made the teeth kind of crooked, added some yellow/brown stain near the neck and a little bit of pink just in case he smiles really high.

This treatment was completed in 2-3 visits.  In reality if this patient came to see me the first time I would have steered him in the direction of having a bridge if he did not want to go through complex vertical bone grafting that may take 1-2 years to complete.

I have no doubt that this bridge will last 20 years as long as the patient takes care of it (diet and lifestyle are a huge part of bridge longevity) .  The big disadvantage here was that I had to grind down to more teeth.  The canine teeth numbers 6 and 11 are the largest roots in the mouth.  Because there was no root canals on these teeth , they are very strong even when ground down

I hope this post allows you to appreciate the complexity of diagnosis and treatment planning in implant dentistry.  Please keep in mind that dental bridges last much longer in the front of the mouth than they do in the back of the mouth.

My goal is always to have patients have treatment done right the first time.  Complications can and do happen. Proper planning  and experience can reduce the chance significantly.

Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry


  1. Scott

    Hi Doc, I had to replace my #2 molar with an implant, but it has failed twice. During the time of the two failed attempts I found out my #3 is cracked and needs an implant too. Dentist went in today to place two implants after waiting 6mo for bien growth. Bone in #2 was not solid enough. #3 was only about 50% good bone. He cleaned out and added more bone growth mix.

    My question is: do I have options other than trying again and again on #2 implant? Maybe I’m just a bad bone grower, but can I put a bridge there? Will I lose bone over time.

    54 yrs old

    August 25, 2020 at 2:52 pm Reply
    1. Ramsey Amin

      hmmm….sometimes replacing #2 (upper last molar) is not always needed! Click the link for this post that will explain this to you! Read the details especially if you have #31 and a normal bite.

      August 30, 2020 at 8:01 pm Reply
  2. Bob

    Due to acid reflux I lost all of the enamel on the back side of my front teeth from canine to canine. The other teeth seem to be ok though. I went to a dentist and I thought she was cleaning what was left of my teeth only to find out she took out the remaining dentin on the back side. Now I have a paper thin veneer of “real” enamel on the front teeth from canine to canine (canines took a hit but they are not as thin as the four front teeth. So now I’m worried I don’t have enought tooth for a stump to put crowns on and I know implants are expensive. My teeth are so sensitive it hurts when I drink cold/hot food/water or even breath in cold air. I’m afraid they will chip. Yet I’ve seen horror stories of folk who got implants and when they smile you can see the screws. I heard bad stories of bridges where food gets stuck in there. What do do? Any advice. I think I’m going to shop around for a new dentist as this lady who took the remaining dentin out on the back side of my teeth (when I thought she was just giving me a cleaning) really made my teeth more fragile and sensitive. I’ll get a dentists advice when I get a new one but for now, you have any suggestions?

    April 10, 2020 at 11:36 pm Reply
    1. Ramsey Amin

      If you have a normal overbite and overjet referred to as a class I occlusion, then your best bet is to keep the teeth in place crowns. If you have an overbite which is class II then this becomes much more difficult when the real enamel on the inside is missing. Try to keep the teeth rather than remove if at all possible without root canals. Stay safe during COVID 19

      April 13, 2020 at 2:52 am Reply
  3. Jen

    I had tooth #11 extracted in February due to a rootfacture. The tooth had issues when it originally came in- no enamel, I had a root canal and crown when I was a teen over 30yrs ago. I’m attempting an implant but things are not going well. There is both vertical and horizontal bone loss, my periodontist did a bone graph and immediate implant, implant became loose and had to be removed within a few weeks. I had another bone graft 2wks ago, stitches removed. He brought up the idea of a bridge instead of implant, concerned about gum tissue loss once tissues collapse. I really don’t want a bridge. Is there anything I can do to avoid a bridge? Thank you!

    March 24, 2020 at 2:06 pm Reply
    1. Ramsey Amin

      If there is bone loss on #12 and #10 that will make replacing #11 really difficult. The tooth is likely to look long and to have big open black triangles. Not every missing tooth is a good candidate for dental implant. Sorry

      March 24, 2020 at 9:07 pm Reply
      1. Jen

        Thank you for your response. I have bone loss on side of #10- also a small filling. My other front teeth are healthy. I really don’t want my healthy teeth damaged with a bridge. How successful are bone grafts to add vertical bone? My periodontist implied it was not possible. I’m in Minneapolis and my next appointment isnt until mid June to check current bone graft.

        March 26, 2020 at 11:43 am Reply
        1. Ramsey Amin

          I think it just reply to you on a different thread. You should get the response email.

          April 13, 2020 at 3:07 am Reply
      2. Jen

        I believe #12 is fine. At my last appointment when the doctor mentioned the bridge he stated #10 is compromised. I guess I’m concerned that this wasn’t mentioned before. Leaves me questioning why an implant would be placed next to a compromised tooth in the first place.My entire experience has been terrible. If #10 was extracted is it generally possible to place 2 implants? Are grafts for vertical boneless usually successful? I’m very healthy, non smoking, no underlying health problems, active-love to run. I did reach out to your office via email for a possible consultation. I’m in Minnesota and willing to travel.

        April 12, 2020 at 7:44 pm Reply
        1. Ramsey Amin

          It looks like I am just catching up with your comments on several different posts. This is what I wrote to you on a different thread. I be happy to see you here in sunny California. And yes, placing 2 implants is very possible but a cantilever can be done as well. Is really going to depend on what it looks like.

          Vertical augmentation is certainly more difficult then traditional horizontal bone grafting which just add width. It is certainly possible! It in fact is even more successful in the upper jaw than it is in the lower jaw. This is something that I do all the time. It is very technique sensitive and most dentists do not provide this service as they lack the experience, judgment and/or training.

          That being said growing bone does not happen overnight. Vertical bone grafting often needs 7-9 months of healing and oftentimes secondary bone grafting at the time of implant placement. In addition to that, a gum graft taken from your palate is often needed because the gum has been stretched to fit over all this new bone. It is really going to depend on the health of the adjacent teeth. If the other teeth have truly 0 bone loss then chance of success is very high. This can be done via block grafting, guided bone regeneration-GBR, titanium mesh, vascularized pedicled bone flaps etc. Each case is very unique.

          Stay safe during COVID 19! I would be happy to see you as a patient. 😉

          April 13, 2020 at 3:09 am Reply
  4. Lisa russell

    I just had prefabricate implant from them 3 on 6 procedure, and they look awful. They look like I have horse teeth and no where natural looking at all. Is there anything that can be done? They are way to long and three times my lower arch real teeth. I wore braces to fix an overbite and had 8 teeth removed due to over crowding. Is it expecting too much to ask that these implants be custom made to look natural


    April 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      oh gosh…..making temporary full arch dental implant teeth is really a requirement to dial everything in. Read this article about it. I hope it will help you. Your question was hard to decipher but I think this is what you are talking about.

      April 13, 2019 at 10:10 pm Reply
  5. Janet Stricos

    Dr.Amin,I wear an upper partial and use a night guard upper and lower. I grind my teeth. My last molar upper right has to be extracted. It is one tooth back from the canine tooth. It has been built up over the years and is loose. My question is should I replace w an implant or permanent bridge? I wear an upper partial,I have one molar upper left jaw. It is a back molar next to where my wisdom tooth should be. Please let me know the best option. Thank you

    February 25, 2019 at 12:39 am Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      If you already wear an upper partial then having an implant may not be necessary. It’s hard to know without seeing you as I cannot totally envision your situation.

      I would only have an implant if it’s going to eliminate your entire partial

      If not then maybe just add the tooth to the partial

      February 28, 2019 at 6:11 am Reply
  6. Judith Cooper

    Dear Dr Amin;
    I have just had my last 2 lower molars extracted – no 19 and 30. There was severe infection at both sites and no bone remains and I was told that implants were not an option. I wonder what options I have besides a denture? I would love a bridge but no teeth remain behind the extractions on either side. What do you think of cantilever bridges? Any advice would be much appreciated.

    January 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      Implants can definitely be done. You need to see a high level implant dentist

      January 10, 2019 at 6:09 am Reply
  7. Lori Howlett

    I had #30 and #31 extracted. I have bone grafts done on 3/28/18. They are ready for implants.

    I have breast cancer and just completed my radiation treatment. No Chemo. About to start my hormone therapy (Anastrozole) and Prolia (injected every 6 months). I understand there is a chance that I will have issues with implants taking or degrading over time.

    All my wisdom teeth are gone. What other options do I have, besides implants?
    Thank you.

    July 28, 2018 at 11:26 am Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      tough spot….you may want to delay placing the implants for awhile and just have a removable partial denture made. Waiting has risks and so does doing the surgery, but I am more inclined to wait until your body is more healed. Hopefully the prolia is only short term.

      July 29, 2018 at 6:24 pm Reply
  8. William Strong

    Dr. Amin,

    A few years ago I had my #18 molar pulled and planned to leave it vacant. A few weeks ago, I needed to have my #19 pulled and will get an implant for it. I am wondering whether I should go ahead and get an implant for #18 as well? 1) Is this possible since no bone grafting was done at the time #18 was pulled? 2) Are there any other possible complications to having two implants right next to each other? 3) Would you recommend I replace #18 since I was doing fine without it prior to losing #19? Thanks for your response!

    July 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      This post about replacing second molars may help you make a decision. Your second molar is tooth #18. it is very possible to still have it done despite no bone grafting and it is quite common to have both teeth replaced as long as you have both upper molars to chew against them. I do this all the time!

      July 22, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply
  9. SheelahKaye

    Good morning doc.
    I had a full mouth of crowns at 16. (Tetracyclene disorder) I’m now 65. I’m on fixed income and my teeth were in bad shape. I couldnt afford the $65,000.00 for a full mouth of crowns. So I researched and went to top skilled guy in Costa Rica for $12,000. They did a beautiful job. During the middle of procedure I needed root canal and the specialist actually prepped me with dental dam. I havent seen one of those ever! Anyway, trying to keep this in sequence. Almost 4 years in now.
    A couple of my teeth (all bridges & crowns) began to feel loose and I could feel food collecting in spaces.

    Meanwhile, I began breaking ribs for no good reason. 4 within 1 yr. Just turning basically. My doc put me on mega dose vitamin D. My question is:

    If I have serious bone malnutrition and everything is soft. My teeth are all beginning to move in a big way. Afraid to have nightguard made because I’m afraid it will pull out teeth.

    I don’t know what to do. When I go to a dentist they get unwrapped because I went to CR and begin lecturing I get what I paid for. . . Not fair, not true they are state of the art and he taught at U of P.
    Anyway, I’m afraid they all will just have to come out and do a
    4 X 4 or something like that. Im terribly vain, retired showbiz and dentures makes me sick that they come out. With severe bone loss would I be able to have 4 attachment points IF the bones are indeed that soft AND that is the problem?

    I know doc, a lot of “if’s” I’m struggling, with little finances and angry my options of good oral health can only go as far as I can financially go. Not far!

    Thanks for helping me choose a starting place. Dont know what to do. I dont want to travel to CR to find out I have no options? Where shall I begin? Thanks doc for a reply.


    June 22, 2018 at 3:40 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      This is a tough spot to be in. Your bone metabolism seems really off with the Vit D issue.

      Have to seen an endocrinologist?

      June 27, 2018 at 5:32 am Reply
  10. Heather Folsom

    Hi Dr. Amin–I saw you in 2014 to evaluate a back tooth that had been recommended for extraction by my dentist and an oral surgeon. Thanks to you I avoided this procedure–you said the tooth was fine and the pain I was experiencing in that tooth would go away in a few weeks. I am very grateful for your evaluation! At the same time I asked you to evaluate an extraction that had been done 11 months prior and had formed a small passage into the maxillary sinus. The oral surgeon who performed the extraction was quite confident that the passage would heal and close. After 11 months on antibiotics it became clear that the passage had epithelialized. The oral surgeon then performed a very simple flap procedure that healed quickly. But during the 11 month interval a fair amount of bone loss had occurred. I was schedule for a bone graft and implant with you, but could not face taking any more antibiotics. Four years later I am still feeling averse to facing a bone graft. My teeth and gums and general health are very good. I know an implant is the wisest choice because this particular tooth that has a significant structural function. But I am wondering if there is anything else that could be done instead. The tooth just proximal to the extraction site has an old crown. I would be happy to have the crown removed to become part of the bridge. The tooth on the other side is the last one (the one you saved) and I would prefer to keep it as whole as possible. So, bottom line, is there any chance that I could have the crown-bridge on one side and some sort of strengthening of the connection on the other side that does not require shaving? Thank you for your thoughts.

    June 16, 2018 at 8:09 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      Hi Heather…I am glad you are well. It sounds like a bridge is the better option for you….but the teeth need to be “shaved” to do that.

      June 21, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply
      1. Heather Folsom

        Thank you very much for your reply, Dr. Amin. It gives me hope that there is a solution that will work for me. If you don’t mind, can you give me an idea of how much “shaving” has to be done on the adjacent teeth? Any amount of shaving is fine with me on the proximal tooth that is already compromised by an old crown. As far as the back tooth, I realize that every case is different and this will be just a guess, but if you could give me a general idea, perhaps a range of the percentage of the tooth–minimum and maximum, and an average percentage, it would be helpful to me. Also, would you be willing to do this bridge for me? I would prefer that you do it if possible.

        June 21, 2018 at 3:21 am Reply
  11. Betty Twiselton

    Hi Dr. Amin,
    I’m sure you get frustrated answering questions from people like me that are across the country and not able to use your practice. However from reading your articles, responses, etc. your expertise and knowledge may assist in my decision whether or not to get implants for a bottom denture. I also apologize in advance if this comment is way too long.
    I have been to both an oral surgeon and a general dentist in the past couple of weeks to inquire about having my few remaining really bad bottom teeth extracted and the possibility of implant to hold a bottom denture in. I had to have my top teeth out about twenty years ago and got an upper denture so I want to replace that one as well for a “newer model”.
    The oral surgeon did the orbital x-ray and said he could remove the remaining few teeth and the remaining roots. He said he could also do the implants provided my bones are ok. I had also provided him a list of my current medications.
    The general dentist I went to also did an orbital x-ray and said due to two medications that implants are probably a good choice for me. She asked how many years I’ve been on antidepressants, which is twenty years (have been on all SSRI and SSNI ones available through the years, currently Cymbalta). On my list also was Fosamax which she explained would probably be the main reason that implants wouldn’t work on me due to something that may hinder the bone healing. I am also have insulin resistance and am on Metformin. She also said due to all of my factors that I should definitely let the oral surgeon do the extractions and implants if possible and she would gladly do the dentures after healing.
    I also have a genetic disorder that affects collagen and connective tissue. My joints dislocate and my ligaments, etc. are all very elastic, thin skin, etc. It also makes Novocaine type injections disperse almost as soon as they are given, thus the oral surgeon that can use alternate drugs and/or sedate me.
    Your opinion Dr. Amin? Thank You

    May 9, 2018 at 8:58 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      Your dental procedure is likely pretty easy but it is complicated by your health and medications. I would strongly suggest that you are treated by an expert in the field of dental implants. Medications such as SSRIs and Fosamax of course can cause some healing issues but most of the time things are okay. Be sure to read this article about Fosamax and bisphosphonate medications in general. It really depends on how long your on it and when you stop. The oral versions of Fosamax are much less risky than the intravenous forms such as Zometa. I place implants on diabetics all the time.

      Because you have risk factors you want to consider procedures that are very predictable such as bone leveling versus rebuilding and grafting bone.

      I hope this helps you… Ramsey Amin DDS

      May 16, 2018 at 1:03 am Reply
  12. Missy

    Dr. Amin, next week my current dentist is taking out tooth number 7 as she says my root canal has failed (had to get it due to internal resorption from my son kicking me by accident when he was 2). Therefore, I have no time to see you–you are booked out a while– and get your opinion/prices on if my mouth can handle an implant (or if I should just do a bridge). My question is, do you know of a cosmetic implant specialist that is as good as you near the Glendora, CA area???

    April 30, 2018 at 12:32 am Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      With all due respect…what is the rush? Unless you have pain there is no reason to move this along so quickly. These are body parts to be taken very seriously especially front teeth. I’m sorry that sometimes it might be a bit before you can schedule with me but I focus on quality not on quantity.

      April 30, 2018 at 4:54 am Reply
  13. Grace

    My son (mid 50s) plans to get implants, missing 2-4 upper front teeth more than 4 years.
    My question, his dentist wants him to extract ALL his top teeth… The teeth are healthy.
    I don’t understand the reason for asking him to extract the rest of his teeth at the top… that seems unnecessary!

    Were not sure if his body will reject the implants and if so, he’ll be without any natural teeth at the top.

    Hope you can you help me with this!
    Thank you,

    April 14, 2018 at 8:36 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      GREAT QUESTION!! There are times that replacing the entire upper jaw is more beneficial, cost effective, better long-term and more cosmetic than replacing just a few. I would highly doubt that the other teeth are healthy. That would be very odd for a dentist to suggested extraction of healthy teeth. Perhaps they are in a bad position in relationship to the bite. Don’t get me wrong, keeping your natural teeth is by far the best but there are times that this option is better. Statistically the chance that the implants will work for your son is 95% or greater. Every practitioner has their own success rate and of course the more experienced the dentist, the better the chance that this is closer to 100%. Perhaps a second opinion is in order?

      April 23, 2018 at 3:36 am Reply

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December 29, 2020.
There aren't enough words (and I have a lot of words) to tell you how grateful I am to have found Dr. Ramsey Amin and his wonderful staff. I had an enormous amount of bone loss and I was hopeless after being treated by a different doctor for two years. I had multiple procedures such as gum graft, extractions, and a sinus lift. After all of that, the doctor released me and told me he could not help me any longer. He sent me to a large teaching hospital - who also had no idea how to help me. I was terrified and embarrassed. I had been missing teeth due to those procedures since 2017. That sent me out on a journey of meeting with no less than five different dentist/oral surgeons. Most of them shamed me for the bone loss and wondered what I had done to cause this. In reality, I had done nothing. The bone loss is my body's immune system fighting me, as well as hereditary traits. In fact not only was I having difficulty being able to have implants, I also had so much bone loss that I was also not a candidate for dentures. I researched "what to do when you have bone loss and can't get implants" and I found Dr. Amin's website. Then I researched him, read his reviews, watched every one of his You Tube videos. I called and got an appointment, and kept going to consultations with other providers. I had long since stopped smiling and being social. Missing teeth and the shaming was affecting my life so adversely. When I met with Dr. Amin for my consultation he was ready. He had all of my records and had already reviewed my scans. But more than that, he genuinely wanted to get to know about my life. He was/is authentic, kind and extremely professional with so much success and experience in difficult cases like mine. He worked up a treatment plan & I came back two weeks later to discuss my options...and the journey began. I have had three procedures under IV sedation, no pain, no narcotics needed for aftercare. Dr. Amin is a consumate, experienced oral surgeon who cares about your health & understands your fears. He communicates every step of the way and will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision to improve your health. I am still working toward my end goal, and we had to zig from traditional implants and zag to zygomatic implants instead...which is the reason I chose him in the first place. If there was nothing else that could be done to get me healthy & smiling again, I knew he would have that option to help me. And of course 2020, the year of CV-19. Don't worry, Dr. Amin & his staff follow all health & safety protocols. This review is long, because it is important you know my journey, so you might understand how fortunate I feel to be healing. I'm torn, because this place is like a great restaurant, I want to shout from the rooftops how great it is, how great he is. And at the same time, I want to keep this all to myself. I come 75 miles each way to see him. I know people travel from all over the world for his expertise. Do yourself a favor, have a consultation. You won't regret it. Dr. Amin is amazing and so is his staff.
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December 17, 2020.
I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Amin and his staff. I originally found them on Yelp about two years ago. I needed an implant, front tooth of all places, and was extremely nervous not only about surgery but about how it would turn out. Let me just say I just adore the staff. Everyone is crazy friendly and the whole office has a very positive vibe. The staff is adorable and always has me smiling by the time I leave. They are all thorough and on-point about what they do, and I truly appreciate it. They are quick to respond to my emails no matter the question, and their appointment reminders are great too. Dr. Amin is very thorough and reassuring, and answered any questions my husband or I had. My regular dentist had questions about the procedure and Dr. Amin's office even reached out to them at my request (my dentist said they never received a call, but Dr. Amin's staff had date, time and notes - love the thoroughness!). After surgery the Dr. called to leave me a message about how it went. Very minimal pain during healing, never any pain during any visits. It took a few tries to get everything just right for the permanent crown (color, etc), but the end result is beyond fantastic! At one point during healing I thought I was experiencing some looseness or wiggling but unfortunately couldn't make it to the office. When I was finally able to make it in the Dr. was so relieved, bless his heart. Luckily it was just a false alarm and everything checked out ok. They're a bit further out from me, but I wanted the best. I sure found it! I wish they were my regular dentist, and I'm looking forward to seeing them again for my check-up which was delayed due to COVID.
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December 9, 2020.
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Julia R.
October 8, 2020.
I've been going to Dr. Amin since I turned 16 and have been going since. Before going to Dr. Amin's dental office, I had 4 crowns that I was not happy with and dealt with it until finally I asked Dr. Amin and because I  feel comfortable and because I trust him with his work I recently had my crowns fixed and worked on by  Dr. Amin and have never loved my smile the way I do now, I can actually enjoy my pictures, I can enjoy my smile from either angle and that really mattered to me. Thank you so much Dr. Amin still and will be in love with MY smile
Aaron D.
Aaron D.
October 6, 2020.
I've been coming to Dr. Ramsey for about five years and I have to say, he is by far the best dentist I've had - ever. The staff is professional and kind, the office is exceptionally well maintained, and Dr. Ramsey is careful and extremely knowledgeable about current developments and research in dentistry. I recently had a dental implant which was a long process but well worth it. I required a sinus lift as well as a bone graft. The surgery went off without a hitch, I was comfortable and the healing process was quick and without complication. Highly recommend!!
Flo O.
Flo O.
September 21, 2020.
This is my 1st review of Dr. Amin, and in my over 17 years of being with him, my experiences with Dr. Amin and his staff have always been positive.  I don't recall a bad experience with the several implant procedures i have had.  They run an efficient office.  I like that they are proactive and reach out to their patients to remind us of routine care needed.  Dr. Amin's bedside care is impeccable.  They are also technologically up to date in terms of sending out texts as reminders, ability to incorporate any appointment into your mobile phone.  That is certainly a plus.  Keep up the great care!!!