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Risks of Getting Discounted Dental Implants

February 24, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 10:43 pm

Model of dental implant replacing lower toothDental implants are the most reliable method of treating tooth loss. However, they can be more expensive initially than other dental prosthetics, although they are the most cost-effective overall. If you’re like many people, you enjoy saving money, which means you might shop around to find the cheapest deal on dental implants, but you’ll get what you pay for. Pinching pennies can cause your investment to fail. Here’s why you should avoid discounted dental implants. 

How a Dental Implant Works

A dental implant is unlike any other tooth replacement method because it treats both the root and the crown. A titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a new root. Your bone will fuse to the implant through a process called osseointegration. Once your bone has healed, an abutment is attached to the post to connect your restoration. 

Dangers of Cheap Dental Implants

Although you may have more money in your pocket by choosing cheap dental implants, it can lead to costly treatments later. Here are just a few risks of cheap options:

  • Inexperience: Dentists offering cheap rates for dental implants may not have completed the education necessary to ensure successful results. The slightest error can cause the procedure to fail. It can also increase your risk of infection and damage to your oral structures. It’s best to pay more for experience and qualifications for your safety and the success of the treatment.
  • Infections: Discounted materials and inexperience can lead to an infection that will require your dental implant to be removed.
  • Allergic Reactions: Titanium is bio-compatible and poses little risk of allergic reactions. Cheaper materials may contain other metals that can trigger adverse reactions. Your body can reject the implant, resulting in its removal.
  • Weak: A dental implant can restore up to 70% of your biting force. However, low-quality materials may not have the same strength, causing them to crack or break.

Choose Quality Over Cost

It’s best to focus on qualifications and high-quality materials when budgeting for dental implants. You have many options to keep them affordable, like using your dental insurance. Your benefits may cover some of the expenses after meeting your annual deductible. You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses using a monthly payment plan through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.

Your dentist will help you find the solutions you need to invest in the best materials to ensure your investment lasts for decades.

About Dr. Matthew Arnold

Dr. Arnold earned his dental degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and has regularly continued his education in various specialties, including dental implants. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Texas Dental Association. Request an appointment through his website or call his office at (469) 780-7844.

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