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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Only 1% Get Implants: Lowering Costs To Improve This Statistic

by Alfredo Moore

When you have lost one or more teeth, or when you have lost a good portion of a tooth, receiving dental implants is often the best solution. But sadly, only 1% of those who need dental implants get them. This is largely because many patients find that they cannot afford dental implants. Fortunately, there are many ways to make this dental procedure more affordable.

Learn About the Procedure

The best way to keep dental implant costs low is to know as much about the procedure as possible. When you have a general understanding of what you need and how much it will cost, you can more easily determine which procedures you want. While dentists will usually not overcharge you unnecessarily, they may attempt a procedure that would be ideal, but which you'd prefer to forgo to lower expenses. 

Shop Around for Different Services

Dental implant costs can vary a lot from one implant service to another. If you're not sure, you're best off visiting a specialist who can give you a second opinion. Some implant specialists use different techniques that may be more or less expensive. Some dentists are willing to offer a discount to encourage you to become a lifelong customer. 

Your Insurance Provider Might Pay For It

In the past, dental implants were something you had to pay for out-of-pocket. However, insurance providers have become more willing to pay for dental implants as they recognize the long-term benefits of choosing implants. When you simply leave a gap where a tooth should be, other teeth might slide. Also, your jawbone might deteriorate as a result of a lack of stimulation. With dentistry, early treatment is typically less expensive than treatments down the road. 

You Can Have It Done Abroad

Another way to lower dental implant costs is to travel abroad. However, this can be a lot more inconvenient and you will have to pay for the travel costs. If you cannot take too much time off work, it may be better to receive dental implants from a local specialist. 

Financing Options Might Be Available

When you simply cannot find a plan you can afford, there might be financing options available. Your dentist might offer a financing option or there might be a third-party dentist who can pay for your dental work. Dental implant dentistry can sometimes be expensive and your dentist may require that a portion of the cost be paid for upfront, however.