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Dental question - are there bridge implants available at reasonable costs? i am a 32 yr old woman who unfortunately wasn't afforded the best dental care as a child. i have lost many permanent teeth as a result but i would like to replace them. i current

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Dr. Sean Moriarty answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Another : Another option is to focus on one side of the mouth or one specific quadrant and do what you can for the time being. Smaller steps instead of bigger ones will point you in the right direction. Do what you can in the mean time because waiting and delaying treatment will only end up costing you more or limiting your options. Another solution is ask your dentist to set up a payment plan or use health care financing.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Howard Fraiman answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

You : You definitely have options. Certainly there are different types of restorations available with and without dental implants. If implants are used to support the restoration, the fee can vary depending on how many implants are used. Restorations are available that can function well with fewer implants and may not require spending the amount of money you refer to. A good option may be seeking care in a dental school or hospital dental clinic. These clinics can offer a high quality of care with reasonable fees.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Robert Tupac answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Implant : Implant treatment is done in stages. The most important benefit of dental implants is that they preserve bone. Since bone shrinkage is a continuous process, the sooner the implants are places, the more bone to take advantage of. Placing the implants is the first step. In the final step, teeth may be made for them at a later date.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Jean Edderai answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

You : You are a very young women escalating sadness for no reason. According to the information you"ve provided the answer to a healthy smile is a rpd (removable partial denture) updated to to your existing oral condition. Check with your dentist the diferent rpd available, and your insurance should cover a nice portion of the fees. Goooood luck!

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Alan Zweig answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

I : I think you have many choices and ways to restore your mouth in the most effective, comfortable and beautiful way. You are wearing a removable partial denture which you dont like. I dont think making you a new one will satisfy your needs. I think you need to find a dentist who is capable of providing you with a great result, and aware of your financial concerns. Phasing the treatment so that you can more easily afford the cost is an excellent way to go. Work on one side of your mouth first. Implants themselves are a phased treatment. The implants are placed and then several months later the teeth are affixed to them. That in itself enables you to spread the cost over time. Also look into third party financing. There are several companies and dentists who work with them that may be able to offer you no, or low interest medical loans that do not impact your credit. Good luck, and dont compromise your treatment!

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. John Thaler answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Dental school: Your best bet may be a local dental school. The fees are generally much lower than private practice. Check it out. You may be pleasantly surprised. Good luck to you.

Answered 1/1/2013

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Alternatives: Replacement of teeth with dental implants is relatively expensive. Beware some offices that seem to be bargains. Dental schools and hospital residency programs usually afford quality care at reduced fees. You can consider staging your treatment over time. Also consider other restorative options. Quality care over time is better that bargain dentistry. See a respected dentist for a consult.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes: An implant supported bridge actually is better support than a tooth supported bridge since the abutment can be place perfectly parallel to each other, as opposed to the natural tooth roots that may not be parallel. If money is a concern, started with a single first molar replacement on both side for posterior support, then get a regular partial denture. Must have posterior support during swallow.

Answered 5/17/2014

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Dr. I. Jay Freedman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Teaching Center: If expense is your main issue, you may want to consider looking to qualify for a teaching center ( dental school or an advanced dental residency program). Treatment qualifications usually are met if you particular needs will be a good learning experience for the advanced students (often already dentists). In exchange, many programs offer treatment at a reduced fee and all care is supervised.

Answered 4/20/2014

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Dr. Peter Certo answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dental schools: Implants are the most expensive dental restorations, period. They are also the longest lasting. There are finance options through care credit and citi health card that allow you to pay it off over an extended period of time at low interest. Other than that, try the local dental school. Where do you live? There are dental schools in most big cities.

Answered 6/8/2017

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Dr. Charles Lockhart answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Maybe: You need an full exam to determine if you have enough bone for implants. Might I suggest a dental school where you would become a teaching case for future dentists.

Answered 8/27/2014

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Dr. James Sunwoo answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Implants: Most would agree that 32 years of age is very young to be losing your teeth. Luckily, there are many options. For someone your age, implants would probably be most ideal. Finances are always difficult to overcome, but your quality of life will be significantly improved with implants. All things to talk with your oral surgeon about.

Answered 8/28/2014

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Dr. Tarek Hamid answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Many options: Of course there are many ways to get implants at reduced or in some cases no cost to you. Fewer implants can be placed with a fixed bridge between them to replace much more number of teeth. You can also go to local dental schools educational surgical programs for free or reduced cost treatment Good luck

Answered 8/28/2014

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Dr. Earl Sandroff answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Not cheap but...: Implants can be wonderful but they do come with a cost. Perhaps youncan find a dentist who not only places implants but restores them and will allow you to make make payments...after you put a down payment in place. Also...there is financing available thru CareCredit, Citi or even many local Credit Union have low interest healthcare loans. Check all these before you give up.

Answered 4/15/2015

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Dr. Stephen St james answered

Specializes in Periodontics

No "reasonable" cost: Implants are a great treatment for someone who is young, but you won't find good ones for less than $2000 per tooth. A dental school with a prosthodontist and periodontist working together is your best bet for saving money. But it will take at least twice as long as private practice. Going cheeper will cost you money in the long run

Answered 4/15/2015

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