Many denture patients are unhappy with their dentures. They slip. They reduce their chewing efficiency by at least 50%. They even lead to sores in their mouths. Often, they know dental implants will solve all those problems and they want to get them, but for some, it is just out of their budget. Dr. Theriot understood their predicament and wanted to offer a more affordable alternative.
An affordable Dental Implant Option
The cost of dental implants goes up based on the number of implants you decide to get. Instead of having an entire set placed, Dr. Theriot can do fewer implants, then place snaps on your dentures fitting them to the number of implants you get. Obviously, the more implants you get, the sturdier your dentures will be, but he can do as few as two.
A Warning about Price Shopping For Dental Implants
The temptation, when you are trying to save money is to call around and try to find the dentist who’ll do it for the lowest price. There is a danger in that strategy. This is a complicated procedure in which many things can go wrong. This is known as dental implant failure. Unfortunately, it could be several years before you realize there is a problem, costing you a lot more money than you had planned. Here is just a couple of examples of what could go wrong:
- Loose Implants: If the root form of a dental implant is placed either prematurely or in the wrong position, the implant will eventually fall out. The latter reason sooner than the second.
- Cutting Corners: The easiest way to make implants affordable is by cutting corners. Dentists can do that by placing the implant directly into the socket of your lost tooth, or even by buying cheaper implants. Both of these methods will often lead to an infection. The first, because of existing bacteria; the second, because cheaper implants often they are not manufactured to the same careful standards and can become loose.
The way to avoid this danger is to find a dentist who has a lot of experience with dental implants. You’ll want them affordable, but not cheap for the reasons listed above.
If you’re looking for an affordable implant option, you may call our office to schedule an appointment, or if you prefer you may click here to request an appointment online.