I can only praise Dr. Pelcman's work. I had a root canal done between the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. Initially I went to my health insurance's dental emergency clinic because I had an infection, but I wasn't too convinced by that place. Extractions and implants prices were cheaper, but also the people sitting in the waiting room. So my decision to go to Dr. Pelcman was just because of gut's feeling and because he had been highly recommended on multiple occasions on this forum and I didn't want to risk the little bone I had left.
If there is something I am willing to go on the expensive side, that's dental health.
He gives appointments quickly (much quicker than with my health insurance providers) which is a big plus as nobody wants to live with a diseased or hurting mouth.
On the first visit, he asked me how long I was staying in Bs. As. I told him I live here.
He is used to deal with dental-tourists in Buenos Aires that he will fit your treatment plan around your schedule. Besides, as somebody says, every case is different and it is up to the professional to decide which treatment approach to use. He left my bone heal to implant on my healed bone. I suppose that he might opt for bone graft when time is an issue.
Always on the first visit, he x-rayed my tooth with a USB device. On the spot!!!! I was sitting in the same chair where the consultation was being carried out. At the dental clinic of my health provider they used the old X-ray machine which needed to be printed.
I had the extraction (I believe it was 700 or 800 pesos) and then the implant for $1,000 USD which included everything. Final price.
He even visited me for free when I had a doubt after everything was done. You can't tell I have a fake tooth. I am very please with the results and my experience has been very positive.
Dr. P. did the extraction (painless!), when his son Martin took charge and during the fitting and adjustment session I had a female dentist.
For me, the experience with Dr. P.'s office was very smooth. The man has golden hands and a big brain, his time is valuable and he knows how to get straight to the point. He won't keep you sitting in his waiting room just to overcharge your bill. The managerial aspect was a BIG plus for me, as I didn't want to waste my time going several times for nothing. They even call you in advance for a friendly reminder of your appointment. It was a neat work, very straightforward and the process was extremely clear. In Buenos Aires, this is NOT a given.
When you say you paid u$s 1,000 for the implant you mean the implant alone and not abutment and crown?