Hi. I am looking for cheap implants but not bottom of the barrel. I don’t want them to be so cheap that they start rusting in my mouth or the teeth start falling off of them. How cheap is too cheap? I am asking because I went to 3 different places that have dental implants and 2 of them were over $1000 per implant. A 3rd place only charged $500 for each implant. I couldn’t believe it. So the lady on the phone said that the doctor really wants people to have implants so he makes dental implants as affordable as he can without losing money. It sounded too good to be true but I scheduled a consultation for next week. Some things work out in your favor if you put in enough effort to do the research. I think I have finally found a way to get implants that I can afford. I have some skeptics in my home that keep telling me I am about to get ripped out and the dentist is probably using screws from Home Depot for the implants. Is $500 really too cheap for a dental implant? That is not the total cost. Just the cost for 1. Thanks. Ed
Ed – In the United States, $500 is excessively low for a single dental implant, so beware. The costs quoted you by the other implant dentists are more typical. The average cost of dental implants depends on where you live in the country. Your city and state are not included in your submission to us, so we suggest that you call or visit the offices of one or two additional implant dentists in your area.
As you compare and record the costs from each dentist, find out what is included in the prices you are quoted. Surgical costs, lab fees, the type and quality of implant fixtures, implant crowns, sedation, and other services factor into the total cost.
In order to receive quality implants that last, consider looking for a competitive price from a highly skilled implant dentist, and not insisting on a bargain. Ask for information on financing, payment plans, and other ways that each dentist makes implants affordable for you.
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