I am 32 years old and I am looking to get dental implants. I’ve found that they are very expensive and I am not sure if there is any way I can afford them. Have you ever heard of a dentist that would do the work pro-bono to use in their portfolio? My teeth have caused me so many problems and now they are affecting my physical health because I’m hardly eating due to the pain my teeth are causing. My teeth seem to be shifting around which makes me concerned for the health of my jaw.
– Stacey in Michigan
Unfortunately, any good dentist will likely add a good dental implant case to their portfolio. So it is unlikely that they will need to add a pro bono case which means pretty much everyone pays.
Proceed with caution if you are price shopping for dental implants. Dentist that cut corners when it comes to implant dentistry will get you into trouble. Although the work may look okay at first, there are countless horror stories of implant patients where dental implant have fell out after five years.
The best thing to do would be to research a dentist that does quality work and also empathizes with your budget constraints. There are dentists out there that will work with you regarding payment. To make them more affordable a dentist may offer some less expensive options or work with you on an affordable payment plan that may better fit your financial situation. Whatever you do, don’t settle for the cheapest fees or it could end up even more expensive for you in the long run. Not all dentists have outrageous fees, but with this type of work I would be extremely careful with low fees because this field is notorious for cutting corners.
Mini implants are more affordable dental implants, and removable partial dentures are less expensive too. These options may be less than ideal but have functioned well for many patients and look natural.
This post is sponsored by Cleveland implant dentist Hylan Dental Care.