If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist has probably recommended that you consider getting dental implants. They are the best possible tooth replacement solution. Their only downside is their significant upfront cost. You might be tempted to shop around and choose a dental implant provider who offers rock-bottom prices — but a word of caution is in order. There are several possible dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.
You Get What You Pay For
Remember that most dentists are also businesspeople. When they are setting prices, they have to cover the costs of materials, operating expenses, and their desire to make a reasonable profit. If you see that a practice is advertising prices that are far below what is considered standard in your area, they are probably cutting corners somewhere. They might be using subpar materials or not planning the treatment as thoroughly as they should.
Poor Dental Work Can Harm Your Health
Placing and restoring dental implants successfully requires a lot of time, training, and attention to detail. If a dentist is lacking in any of these areas, you might face serious consequences later on. For example, an improperly placed implant is more likely to fail. Oversights in the surgical process can increase the risk of infection. Low-quality restorations may interfere with your bite and contribute to issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
You Might Pay More than You Expect
Cheap dental implants might end up costing you more than you expect. In a best-case scenario, you might end up with a practice that advertises low prices, but the advertised price only covered part of your procedure. You might face some sticker shock when you discover the real total cost. In a worst-case scenario, poor quality materials or workmanship will lead to significant complications. Then, you may have to pay quite a bit to get those problems fixed by another dentist or specialist.
Your Smile’s Appearance Could Suffer
Due to issues with materials or missteps in the treatment process, cheap dental implants may adversely affect the appearance of your smile. For example, placing an implant too deep in the bone may create the need for an unusually long crown, which can make your new tooth look much longer than it should.
Should You Avoid All “Bargain” Dental Implants?
It’s important to keep a balanced mentality. Some practices offer high-quality dental implants at a price that is lower than you would expect, while others might charge high prices and not live up to your expectations. It is important that you do thorough research and learn about a dentist’s background before you commit to anything. When you partner with the right dentist, you can look forward to enjoying a very low-risk dental implant procedure.
Meet the Practice
Dr. Erick Anderson is an experienced general dentist who has completed training at the prestigious Misch Implant Institute. He offers start to finish dental implant care in a comfortable, welcoming environment. The prices he charges are fair, and our practice has provisions available to help you afford treatment. If you would like to talk to Dr. Anderson about replacing your lost teeth, contact us at 719-593-0988.