I have faced the reality that I need dental implants to replace my missing teeth. I’m looking for the most economical option but don’t want “cheap” dental implants either. I realize you get what you pay for and have to be careful. This is because I have been online and seen no shortage of dental implant horror stories. What do you think about Clear Choice?
– Cheryl in Iowa
Since implant dentistry is not a regulated field within dentistry, you have to be very cautious when using price as a determining factor. It is good that you realize how important quality materials and services are when it comes to dental implants. You may choose some cheap dental implant dentist and then end up with terrible consequences, probably like you have found on the internet. Failed dental implants, implants that have pierced sinuses, nerve damage, implants that fall out, the list goes on. So the absolute most important decision you have as a patient is finding the right dentist versus selecting a certain type of implant treatment.
Clear Choice is a national company and has locations everywhere. They advertise heavily and present more of a “clinic” environment. There are qualified implant dentists at Clear Choice Dental Implant Centers, but it would be wise to treat them with no higher esteem than a private practice. You want to meet with and learn about the particular implant dentist’s credentials that will perform the work for you. Ask to see similar cases to yours, before and after photographs and testimonials, as well as inquire about the frequency and duration of their personal continuing education. Again, it’s all about the dentist. If you do meet with Clear Choice, get a second opinion from another reputable dentist. Even if you don’t go to Clear Choice, there is nothing wrong with screening multiple dentists. Often times you will find that a dentist will give you a free consultation when you are considering dental implants.
As far as your budget goes, there are many financing options available privately for dental work, as well as private payment plans through the practices. Mini implants are another more affordable dental implant option. They are significantly less expensive than standard dental implants. The diameter of the implant is much smaller which means the surgery is much simpler to place them, resulting in lower cost. Although, they aren’t right for everyone. They do present drawbacks in the strength. Again, the right dentist will listen to your cost concerns and make the right recommendations for your specific case. Choose your dentist wisely, it cannot be emphasized enough!
This post is sponsored by Cleveland dentist Hylan Dental Care.