I was worried about the cost of dental implants and went to get a second opinion from a place that does all on four. They said it was the most affordable way for me to get dental implants. They even took off a few thousand dollars to help me get within what financing I could get. Now, they say one of the implants is failing and that means I have to replace them all. They’re also talking about bone grafting and other stuff that will cost a fortune. Am I stuck doing all these expensive procedures AND re-doing my implants?
Sandee – New Hampshire
I’m sorry for this experience. It’s unfortunate that whatever dentist you went to didn’t clarify the risks. Though an all-on-4 procedure can cost a little less, you’re sometimes in danger of trying to save money by cutting corners. This can backfire, as you found out, because if one implant fails the whole procedure has to be re-done, at the greater expense of the patient.
Unfortunately, that’s the position you’ve been placed in. They should have warned you this could happen. Bone grafting will be necessary as well. In order for the new implants to have support and stay where they belong, you need to build the bone structure back up.
If I were in your position, I’d get a second opinion before making any decisions. It could even be possible for the original implant to be saved. Plus, there are several ways to get affordable dental implants.
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