“Dental Implants” ?

Question by westphalia1: “Dental Implants” ?
Is there such a thing as “dental Implants” that are free, experimental or at no cost? Does any Dental Insurance cover the whole cost? Thanks.

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What is a dental implant???

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Q&A: “Dental Implants” ?

Question by westphalia1: “Dental Implants” ?
Is there such a thing as “dental Implants” that are free, experimental or at no cost? Does any Dental Insurance cover the whole cost? Thanks.

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Answer by cindy4
What is a dental implant???

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“Dental Implants” ?

Question by westphalia1: “Dental Implants” ?
Is there such a thing as “dental Implants” that are free, experimental or at no cost? Does any Dental Insurance cover the whole cost? Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by cindy4
What is a dental implant???

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What is the general cost of dental implants to replace upper dentures?

Question by lettersnumberadd: What is the general cost of dental implants to replace upper dentures?

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Answer by Josi
There are different types of dental implants. On type is individual tooth replacement. This costs approx. $ 2,000/tooth.
I think the implants you’re referring to are when you have your dentures “implanted”.
These implants are generally used on patients with severely resorbed ridges and only when no other options exist.
In my area it costs approx. $ 4,000 to $ 6,000 per denture.

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Cheap tooth implant done at a university?

Question by Dark Night: Cheap tooth implant done at a university?
I heard somewhere that I could get a tooth implant at some dentistry schools. It would be nice to get it done here than pay a few thousand dollars. Has anyone got this or any other dental operations done by a student at a school? I know I can just call a school and ask about that, but anyone who as actually gone through with this please answer.

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Answer by Helen DDS
I haven’t gone through it but i’ve referred some of my patients that couldn’t afford outside prices. They got good treatment at less cost

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Q&A: Are dental implants “nice to have” when you have lost back teeth, or “need to have”?

Question by John S.: Are dental implants “nice to have” when you have lost back teeth, or “need to have”?
Patient is 80 years old with no front teeth missing. They are, however, missing 2 upper left molars, 3 upper right molars, and 2 lower right molars. They are not in pain and can chew adequately. But now a dentist specializing in cosmetic and implant dentistry has recommended expensive partial dentures to replace the missing upper 5 molars. In that the patient has no dental insurance and is fixed income, the dentist suggests spreading the cost out over time by replacing the missing upper molars with partial dentures now, and the lower molars with partial dentures in 1 year.

The question really becomes is whether the patient really needs to go broke paying for implants they may not really need. So do cosmetic and implant dentists sometimes recommend discretionary work? Or would these implants truly be necessary to prevent drifting of the remaining teeth or other deterioration?

Are implants more cosmetic? Or structurally necessary? And versus spending hundreds more on X-rays with another dentist, what is an inexpensive way to get a second opinion in a small town with few dentists?

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Answer by Sage
In all honesty, if the patient is that old and it’s just the back teeth, why bother getting them? The patient is not in pain, and does not have any problem chewing so their is no problem. Obviously, the dentist will recommend them, because they want your money. I would suggest not to get them, if you certainly don’t need them of course. Good Luck!

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