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April 30th, 2008 | by admin |

Dental Implants

Dental implants are safe and long lasting

Loss of tooth and decayed root of the teeth is a common problem mostly due to the gum infection and accidents. Thankfully, we have now found a perpetual remedy in the form of dental implants for such conditions. Dental implants are basically made from titanium in form of stubs that are placed inside the jaw and then on top of that an artificial tooth is affixed. Titanium is easily absorbed by the live cells in mouth with no side effects. The implant is a remedy for the decayed root of your tooth.




Many times, we find it immensely difficult to decide between dentures and dental implants. Earlier, people often used to rely on partial and full dentures as they are painless and easy. However with booming technology and considerate advancement, the entire procedure of dental implant is widely accepted as a permanent and reliable solution. Now the patient does not have to bear the pain of surgery and the routine task of taking out and fixing again of the denture. Dental implants are available for serving for numerous replacement situations. The problem of single missing tooth is conveniently resolved. On the other hand, they support the replacements affixed in the toothless mouth. Another one amazing benefit of getting dental implants is its lifespan. A good implant normally stays for good 20 to 25 years. Proper care, cleaning and good maintenance can add years to its life.

Nowadays they are frequently used to replace the lost and decayed teeth. In several cases the root of the tooth decays or get damaged due to accidents, injury, infection and other mouth diseases. Such cases can be easily solved with the treatment of dental implants. With the presence of local anesthesia the dental implant surgeries are completely painless. However, make sure to visit an experienced and well qualified maxillofacial surgeon. Implant surgery is blessing for people suffering from the embarrassment of a missing tooth or lost teeth. It brings quality changes in the personality of the patient. Not only they get a higher level of confidence but also regain their lost smile. It is worth noticing that people who opt for implanted teeth face no difficulty in chewing and biting food. It is difficult to locate any difference between the original and implanted teeth.

Many a time, smoking tendency, diabetes and other problems may cause some difficulty in the proper functioning of the implanted tooth. Therefore, before opting for any dental implant, it is highly recommended to consult your dentist, who can guide you in the best way according to your health condition. Once you are sure about all such details you can even ask for some financial plans that a dentist can offer for a dental implant. These implants are very easy to be managed. Simple care, regular brushing and proper cleaning is all that they demand to be in the best condition. Dental implants save you from the tiresome routine of soaking and gluing that is very essential with dentures. Regular check ups with your dentists is advisable.


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About the Author: Brad Taylor has a special interest in health related topics and advises people on many aspects related to health. Among other health related topics, Dentistry is one field that he is specially interest in. To know more about Dentist NYC, Restorative dentistry, Dental implants

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  1. 53 Responses to “Dental Implants”

  2. By hasan

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    on Sep 25, 2008
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    i need some information please

  3. By Shawn on Dec 1, 2008

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    As Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD has recently pointed out, there is little excuse for the outrageously high cost of dental implants, placing such treatment beyond the financial means of the average person’s income level. Eighteen months ago, I visited a specialist in permanent dental implants, in Scottsdale, Arizona. From that consult, I learned that to have my remaining teeth extracted and to have full implants done would cost me approximately $24,000. I could not afford that and my regular dentist ended up pulling all of my remaining teeth (18 or so) as unsalvagable, in February 2008. To date, I’m still waiting for him to schedule me to have impressions made to fabricate my regular dentures, which are already paid for. Because of his delays in completing the work, I finally went to the new ClearChoice Dental Implant Center for a free consult, thinking that the cost might be less now that I had no teeth to extract. How wrong I was! At the end of the consult, which an MRI indicated that I was an ideal candidate with amply bone to anchor the implant to, the other “shoe” dropped. Instead of the $24K quoted to me in Scottsdale, ClearChoice informed me that their permanent, non-removable implants would cost me $54,000! The price of two new cars or one moderately priced BMW! Even with my $60K/year salary, such a cost would cost me $800-$1300/month for the next 8 years, depending on the interest rate. And that is assuming that I could get financing for such an amount, with my credit rating. CareCredit had previous turned down financing for $24K, so needless to say, they were even less obliging on a $54K price tag. IF I could get financing, I could afford to pay a $24,000 cost of dental implants but $54,000 is patently absurd! Apparently, it costs twice much to install implants that are not removable as compared to those removable types that simply connect to the retaining implants via plastic snaps that wear out and have to be replaced at additional, frequent expense! Dental implants could improve the lives and overall health of so many people; and yet, between the implant manufacturers jacking up the cost of their product by as much as 800% and then dental implant specialists charging rates that vary as much as 300% for the same work, you dentists have put the well-being and healthcare of your patients in second place to your own financial increase. You claim that dental implants are worth the cost because of their durability (25 years or more), the ability to eat and properly chew a normal, more healthy diet, and the restoration of normal appearance and prevention of bone loss. These are indeed true and valid benefits. But it also true that, despite the health issues that dental implants resolve, the “health insurance industry” view dental implants as a strictly cosmetic prostetic procedure, which they will not cover. So, unless you have a VERY good salary (roughly $80K+ annually) and have perfect credit, the vast majority of patients with only “average” incomes find themselves excluded from a treatment option that has become the exclusive right of the wealthy. And I consider that to be almost as morally criminal as many find assisted suicide.

  4. By LeRoy Schwartz on Jan 3, 2009

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    Those dentists should be put at the botom of the ocean along with our politions.
    Now that would be what I call a “good” start.

    I need 3 implants and wonderful bride of 51 years needs at least 2 implants.

    It costs THEM about $185 per AND I’m willing to pay them $2000 per [in cash]. But I can’t get any takers.

  5. By Lydia on Jan 7, 2009

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    I am getting implants and it has been over a 2 year process and I’m still not finished. I also couldn’t affort the incredible cost of implants. I went to NYU Dental School in NYC and the cost was much much less expensive than the specialists. Of course the Dr.is a student but the procedure is supervised by a specialist. My cost for 8 implants (top), crowns, and bone grafting is $22,500.00. I’m told that I have at least another six months before I am finished. Maybe you can try a teaching school in your area.Good Luck.

  6. By Chris on Feb 17, 2009

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    Thanks Shawn for your providing me and others with your honest, detailed account. I’m sure that you’ve saved many implant seekers a lot of time and question-asking with your comparative price shopping.

  7. By celia shockley on Mar 1, 2009

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    to whom it may concern: I AM A 62 YEAR OLD LVN WHO HAS WORKED ALL HER LIFE WITH OLDER PATIENTS IN A NURSING HOME. MOST OF THEM HAVE DENTAL PROBLEMS, SO THEIR NUTRITION IS ALSO POOR, SO THEY LOSE WEIGHT AND MUSCLE AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR EARLY DEATHS. ITS SO SAD. I AM NOW RETIRED, AND SUFFERED A TRUCK ACCIDENT, HITTING MY TEETH AND CUTTING THEM IN HALF. I HAVE BEEN NICKLE AND DIMED BY ALL KINDS OF DENTIST. ALL I WANT IS TO LOOK HALFWAY DECENT, SO THAT I CAN GO BACK TO WORK. I CAN PAY 50.OO A MONTH, MY FRONT AND LOWER FRONT TEETH WERE DAMAGED. CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A DENTIST WHO CAN HELP ME. 806241-9932.THANKS, GOD BLESS

  8. By Trish on Mar 10, 2009

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    Celia,
    Health Resources and Services Administration has lists (by zipcode or state) of federally funded community health centers that provide dental care, either free or fees based on your income. Here is their phone number 1-888-275-4772 and here is their website where you can look up the center closest to you:
    http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov

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    If that url isn’t clickable, just type it into your address box.
    Hope this helps you.

  9. By Rhonda

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    on Mar 19, 2009
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    Hi! I’m sitting here reading all of the input on dental implants because I have no teeth. Mine were all pulled after my youngest child was born, he is now 9 years old. I went to my regular dentest and got fitted for dentures, received my dentures, was told that I look great, but also found out that it was difficult for me to eat. I want to be able to eat normal foods without over cooking it, but like the rest of you I find myself stuck not being able to afford the cost. Can somebody please help me find a way.

  10. By B on Mar 28, 2009

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    HEY LEROY,

    I’M SORRY TO HERE SUCH A SAD STORY, AND I HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE TO DO WORK ON YOUR MOUTH AT A REASONABLE RATE. BUT IT JUST GOES TO PROVE THAT DOCS REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT THEIR PATIENTS – ONLY THEIR POCKETS AND EGOS. IF DENTISTS BOYCOTTED MANUFACTURES TO LOWER THIER PRICES IM SURE THEY WOULD GET ACTION AND IM SURE DOCS COULD LOWER THIER OWN FEES A BIT AND ACTUALLY IF MORE PEOPLE COULD AFFORD THE PROCEDURE DOCS WOULD MAKE MORE MONEY THROUGH VOLUME EVERYONE WOULD WIN. BUT OUR SOCIETY IS A SELFISH AND GREEDY ONE. SO THATS THAT

  11. By waynedent on Apr 2, 2009

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    Hi everyone I had a moment to read all of the comments. I myself am a denturist in Ontario, Canada. I am a specialist in making dentures. Denturist are not allowed to practice in USA. As denturists we not only fit dentures, we make the dentures ourself so there is no middle man. In our practice we deal only with dentures on a daily basis and in our office that is all we do. Unfortunately a lot of practitioners not all have made implants out of reach for the average person. Our office is on the border of the states and from time to time we have people cross the border for our treatment. Moreover you should know that there are many ways of supporting dentures with implants. No longer are 12 to 8 implants needed to support one denture. There are treatments available that can support your teeth for as much as $7500.00 canadian. Using as many 2 implants can support a full lower denture restoring your confidence, smile and chewing. $54 000.00 is not completley outrageous If your looking to have all your teeth to be individually implant supported. People pay for breast implants and nose jobs everyday with costs as much as $25 000.00. Do not lose sight of the value of this procedure I have seen first hand the success of Implants of patients from 40 to 90 years old. Yes it is costly, but the value of restoring your smile, confidence and oral health is worth it neglecting it is costly. Using less implants can be supportive enough to restore confidence and chewing.

  12. By Trish on Apr 14, 2009

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    TO RHONDA:
    If you’re not able to eat comfortably, then your dentures need to be adjusted and, possibly, relined. I’m able to eat nuts and just about anything else I want. But, it takes several visits back to the dentist to have adjustments made so that they fit perfectly. I also found that different adhesive products can help. I’m partial to a product called Rigident Powder. You might experiment with Sea Bond wafers and different pastes to see which one suits you best. But don’t give up–go back to the dentist and get those dentures adjusted.

  13. By Trish on Apr 14, 2009

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    TO WAYNEDENT:

    “$54,000.00 is not completely outrageous”?!!
    It might as well be 54 million!
    I finally went to dentures after spending thousands every year on my teeth. Every time we’d move to a new town, no matter how much work the previous dentist had done, the new dentist was always able to find $4-5 thousand dollars worth of work that had to be done.
    Their prices are ridiculous. That’s how they’re able to afford such huge offices and staff here in the USA. I just got fed up with it. I’m not going to put a second mortgage on my house in order to fix my teeth.

  14. By Trish on Apr 14, 2009

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    I also found that going to a dentist in the “poorer” section of the city was way more affordable as they didn’t charge so much. I was able to get my teeth extracted and the dentures for about one-third of the cost of the suburban dentists.

  15. By Christina on Apr 22, 2009

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    There are also mini dental implants for denture stabilization, which is typically much less expensive. Somewhere between $3500-5000 at Affordable Dentures. Its an affordable alternative to full mouth implants.

  16. By Marlene on Apr 23, 2009

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    Hell-o Christina,

    I have a sister named Christina. She lives in New Mexico. Lucky her.
    Anyway, I wanted to thank you for the comments that you left with this site.

    I was wondering if by chance that you would be able to write up a few words on how the procedure went for you.

    As far as that goes anyone ready this response would be much appreciated if they could do the same.

    I am a little concerned about everything being done in one day.

    Thanks

    Marlene in Normal

  17. By DARLENE on May 3, 2009

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    then send me your address in ontario.
    i recently obtained an an estimate here in calgary alberta,
    for the all on 4 for substantially more than you are quoting.
    so tell me what upper all on 4 hybird would cost there? thanks.

  18. By linda on Jun 4, 2009

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    I want to thank shawn for enlightening us on the fact that our society is greedy and uncaring. I went to a dentist here in memphis, hoping to get a partial done and he suggested that I get all my remaining upper teeth removed and go with dentures. I told him that I feel young and I didn’t want dentures just a partial, he got angry and told me to go else where cause I was looking for a miracle and then he gave me a 1150.00 quote for upper dentures. It was all about money not what I wanted him to do to give me my smile back.

  19. By linda on Jun 4, 2009

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    If anyone find out a place that we can all get implants at a reasonable price, please let us know. In the meantime I going with what lydia suggested and call my local dental college.

    Good luck to us all!!!!

  20. By Ardis on Jun 23, 2009

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    I feel like such a fool. I wear full dentures, both upper and lower. A year ago I spent $11,800 for 4 implants on the bottom. These would anchore the bottom plate. I don’t have trouble with the uppers and could not afford both..I couldn’t afford this but I was desperate. I am like Rhonda,I long to eat something that has not been pureed. I sold some property and felt I owed it to myself to get the implants. I realize my hindsight is clear but I went into this without the knowlege I needed.
    When I went into the dental office, the dentist was very nice and I asked what I could get for my money and was told I only needed 4 implants on the bottom to hold this lower plate they would make. He said this would be a life-altering event because of the improvement in my quality of life. I was so excited I pretty much said where do I sign up!! They sceduled my procedure,and took full mouth xrays.
    I went back about 2 wks. A different dentist put in the 4 implants. They are like little screws. He said they needed to heal and I would come back in a few weeks. I guess I had assumed I would walk out of there that same day with my new teeth. No one had said anything about how this all worked or any time frame to expect. It happened that I was a little shakey afterwards so the dentist walked me to the car. I had a pack of cigarettes and a lighter on the seat. When he saw them he said I shouldn’t smoke. That was advise I had been given before when I had dental procedures done so I didn’t think anything of it.
    I went back in a few weeks and saw a third dentist. I was told I was healing slowly and was asked if I smoke. I said yes, he told me I should cut back by about half. I agreed I would do that and I did.
    Over the next 5-6 months I was into the office numerous times..they had to remove several bone chips and I have lost 3 of the 4 implants.
    The reason there were so many dentist was because the regular dentist whos business it is was fighting cancer and these other implant dentists came in to take over for him. That was a really great thing for them to do.
    It wasn’t until now, after the fact, I was told by the first dentist I saw that with a smoker, the chances of implants working is very slim and that HE will not do implants on smokers because of that!! I asked him why this was not told and discussed with me before hand and he asked if I was sure it had not been gone over.!! He also told me he felt that the size of implant screw (that is not the proper terminology) was larger than what he would have used for my size jaw and there is very little bone.
    Now the 4th implant is working loose. I am so upset. I feel like I was robbed. I would NEVER had spent this kind of money if I had any kind of reduced chances of success.
    To make matters worse, the dentist that owns the practice has died of cancer. In our state, a dentist must own a practice so it is up for sale. The office is basically closed and is open for emergencies only.
    I am just sick over this. I still can’t eat any better than I could a year ago and now I have no money left to get new dentures which I need because this work has altered the shape of the gum.
    I’ve never spouted off like this before, I just have so much pent up anger and fruststration. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before.
    Does anyone have any advise for me? I would appreciate anything. Thanks

  21. By Ardis on Jun 23, 2009

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    I don’t understand

  22. By Ulrike Heglie on Jul 4, 2009

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    My Husband needs Dendal implants.His teeth are so bad he has almost no lower front teeth.We have no Insurance and only 1 Income.We really need help.

  23. By jacqueline miller on Jul 11, 2009

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    you know the song all i want for xmas is my two front teeth well my greatest wish is to have a beautiful smile to be able to talk to people without looking sideways and not being able to face them or try to talk without my lips moving to much iwould work for free if i could get somone to realize how much this hurts i sometimes see on tv these shows where they grant peoples wish well this would be my ultimate please i hope someone will see this and want to help!!!!!!!!!!

  24. By jacqueline miller on Jul 11, 2009

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    p.s. i live in chicago illinois and my numbeer is 773-627-4605 thank you

  25. By Hopeful on Jul 14, 2009

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    Wow, I have sat here all morning reading everyones story and its all very sad. I to have been searching and inquiring all over Ontario for dental implants, I am 39yrs old and feel about 30, I require a full upper and lower denture and just way to affraid to do that, i currently wear a full upper and have very little teeth left in the bottom and what i do have a very broken and what not. The problem i am having here is a i am a very out going person and just dont want to get reg dentures for the bottom because i know the problems i am currently having now with the top. Anyhow i called around and i am getting quotes in the sum of 50,000.00 what is up with that, I seen the proceedure done on youtube because like i said i have done my research for the all on 4 and it doesnt look like its rocket science. I am a single women trying to make in society working an underpaying job and finding it tough to make ends meet as it is WOW i just want to be normal again and its all so discouraging. Now they say in Mexico they do it there for the sum of around 10,000 why the price difference? I’ve seen the work Mexico does and read revues but come on why cant we have this done in our own country for a more resonable price, the T.V shows alot of commercials and they all say AFFORDABLE!!!! for who? oh yeah the rich….soooo i guess i will deal with eating disorders and embarassments because of my teeth and continue playing the 649 and hope i win so i can buy my smile lol and thats the only reason i play the lotteries is for my smile other than that i am content working and earning a living.

  26. By christina u on Jul 26, 2009

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    I am 60 yrs old and have no bottom teeth and my upper plate I have had for 20 years They cut my gums and cause infection a lot, I am alone now lost my husband 2 yrs ago,I would love to get implants so I can smile eat steak and corn on the cob and other foods again and maybe even find a boyfriend, I am so sad cause I am on Social Security Disability and that don’t pay much every month I run short, If I had money or one wish it would be for a Dentist to take pity on me and help me, I can pay payments on a sliding scale, so if there is a kind god given dentist that cares more for his customer then money and wants to help me and get news coverage on how one man stood up and helped a poor woman live again then let me know?

  27. By jerome on Aug 15, 2009

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    Hi, any one out there having the problem I’m having? Over the past two years I have been going to a Dentist trying to put in implants on the top. So far he has placed seven implants. I am now at the stage of waring what he refers to a temporary fixed bridge. My problem is I now have a constant sore throat, and i keep getting head aches. I use a water pick 3 or more times a day to wash under the bridge, I use listerine each time. I brush my teeth after each meal. I don’t know what eles to do. I remember before when I had the removable bridge that if I forgot to take the bridge out at night before going to bed I would wake up with a sore throat. I beleive that this situation could be detramental to my health. Can anyone relate to what I’m going threw? Any sugestions?

  28. By Betty Boop on Aug 25, 2009

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    anybody ever heard of this?
    Nobel Teeth-In-An-Hour™

    Dentures are a scary thought for most. The joy we take in snacking on a nice juicy apple or crunching on some corn on the cob becomes an ordeal for those with a full set of dentures. The Center for Disease Control estimates there are over 15,000 Americans age 65 and older who have suffered complete tooth loss due to tooth decay or gum disease. This figure doesn’t factor in those who have lost their teeth due to a tragic accident.

    Until this point, the only option for people that have suffered complete tooth loss has been dentures or dental implants. Dentures can be awkward and result in significant bone loss. Implant dentistry requires many visits to the dentist. Those days are over. Scientists and dentists have created the ultimate advancement in dental technology. Toothless patients now have an amazing technique at their disposal.

    A Whole New World

    Nobel BiocareTM has created the Teeth-in-an-HourTM process. The name is self-explanatory, but what is so unique is the state-of-the-art process this product employs.

    This system is all computer enabled. The majority of work is done in the planning stage, so the patient only needs dental surgery for — quite literally — one hour. Once complete, the patient goes from totally toothless to a full mouth of functioning permanent teeth.

    How Do They Make Teeth-in-an-Hour?

    Teeth in an Hour?
    •Requires just an hour of surgery
    •Made entirely by computer
    •Reduces post-op healing time
    Want someone to call you?

    The pre-surgery visit is when the magic happens:

    •CT Scan of jaw bones
    •CAD/CAM
    •Engineered by Nobel
    •Length and width of bone is assessed
    •Position of dental implant decided
    •Information e-mailed to Nobel labs in Sweden
    Within two weeks, a Nobel Guide surgical template is returned, along with specially designed, pre-manufactured pieces. The precise nature of this guide makes for an easy and comfortable oral surgery. Since the majority of the work is done before you’re in the chair, this is a greatly improved technique for the patient. It cuts healing time greatly and the patient is able to get back to a normal life. In addition, implant rejection and/or complications are greatly reduced.

    If you need help finding a dentist, call us at 1-866-970-9853. We’ll put you in touch with a pre-screened local area dentist.

    I think I’m going to check this out!

  29. By FoxyBrown

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    Hi I am 23 yrs old and i lost all my teeth at the age of 19 after i had my daughter.she is 3yrs now.i have dentures at the top of my mouth but no the bottom, the bottom ones are decaying away now.I dont have the money like the rest of u to get Implants i know the would make my life better.since i lost my teeth i have very very low self esteem about my self.i dont like going anywhere u and just say i wasting my life away hiding away from the world because i am ashamed of my smile just imagine a 19-23yr oldwith out teeth i feel less than a person i dont feel whole.You all are right these dentists care more about money then people its very sad.I pray to god every night that someone will have a heart and help me.I would’nt wish this on anyone.and i looked and called everywhere.i live in a small town of Mississippi and the people here really dont care about nothing but money.I will keep you all in my prays and how god sends us some help to whom it may concern thand u for listening.God bless you.

  30. By Magyck0ne on Sep 10, 2009

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    I made an appointment with a local dentist who is offering Nobel Teeth-In-An-Hour™

    I have a $1000.00 yearly cap on my dental insurance (I’m sure that this will barely cover the initial CT scan required)

    I will also inquire about an estimated total cost and any possible financing.

    I promise to come back here and share the outcome with all of you here seeking a brighter outlook on the INSANE COST of dental health in the U.S.

  31. By may wang on Sep 30, 2009

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    If I pay dentures (full upper and full low )for the Tech. it is much cheaper.
    My question is, could I go to the Tech. for dentures and go to dentist office for implants seperatly? ( I am in ON. Canada)
    Thanks
    May

  32. By Rosemary

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    Dear waynedent,
    Where are you located in canada. I am 53 and have crowns for may front teeth by my eye teath and molers need to either have implant dentures or dentures. I would like a consultations and advice in the area.
    thank you

  33. By Rose on Oct 1, 2009

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    If the old saying, “misery likes company”, here is more company so you will know you are not alone. I had my first implant in 1972 by the famed “Dr. Linkow in NYC, the cost then was $250.00 for the lower post implant, plus $800.00 my regular dentist charged for placing a permanent denture on the posts. I subsequently moved and have had work done by other dentists costing thousands of dollars. About 12 years ago I had to have another lower implant because after 23 years of wonderful service the Linkow implant wasn’t usable anymore. This time I had removable dentures put on the posts, which are still feasible but annoying and need replacement o-rings which wear out often and cost $8.00 each. ( I think that is absolutely ridiculous). In July 2007, I went to a new dentist in Orlando, FL for a chipped upper front tooth. He must have hypnotized me because for some unknown reason I agreed to let him do $25,000 worth of work . It was financed by CapitalOne and GE Credit. Long story short, Not only did he not do any of the work he billed for but caused a massive infection in my mouth and I had to have every upper tooth in my mouth extracted. I had crawled back to my old dentist who is exceptional but is quite a distance from where I live and he made an upper plate and gave me an estimate of $50,000 plus to make permanent replacements. I am a retired, divorced female with an income of $1800. monthly. These financing companies shouldn’t be doing business with shyster medical imposters, because in hindsight I researched the crooked lying dentist in Orlando, and found out that he had been censured by the Health Dept of Fl. for lacking dental proficiency for two different years prior. He should not have had a license to practice dentistry. He didn’t know how to cement teeth to stay in your mouth 2 hours. One time they fell out when I stood up to get out of the chair. I was in excruciating pain on my last visit to him and he prescribed an anti-depressant to calm me down. Evidently he was in cahoots with a dental lab, because they did shoddy work for him and passed it off as something it wasn’t. I was charged for ceramic and porcelin and not a piece of work was actually that. My mouth was infected from his nasty work. I had to hire a lawyer to sue him to get some of my money back. I received $6000. of a $25,000 bill and now bill collectors are driving me crazy. Eating is a nightmare, the bridgework is exceedingly uncomfortable, I am totally stressed and my mental and physical health is suffering. No teeth, no credit, and no money. Can anybody tell me where I can find o-rings cheaper than $8.00 each?
    Next horror dental story:

  34. By sue luckett on Nov 8, 2009

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    Where can one go to check out references and licensing of dentists and/or specialists that put in tooth implants and use the one hour tooth replacement procedure? How can one find out if lawsuits are pending or were lost or filed against a dentist? I need implants but want to make sure it is done properly and that the dentist is experienced and has a good success rate. Thank you.

  35. By kriz on Nov 20, 2009

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    Where can one go to check out references and licensing of dentists and/or specialists that put in tooth implants and use the one hour tooth replacement procedure? (or any process) Can a general dentist do implants or do you have to be as specialist. How can one find out if lawsuits are pending or were settled or filed against a dentist? I need implants but want to make sure it is done properly and that the dentist is experienced and has a good success rate. I copied Sue L’s request of Nov. 8 2009 because I could not have worded it better!! Thanks Sue!
    In addition, there is no apparent regulation of these drilling for dollars bunch! They advertise same way a car dealer does to get new “customers”; you can get good, better or best teeth, based on the material…like buying jewelry. The materials you pay for and what they insert could be a surprise. If you scutinize or ask who does their lab work they get indignant. The materials are not properly id’d and insurance companies do not concern themselves about that issue the way they would in replacing a car bumper
    Thank you.

  36. By robert cantin on Dec 15, 2009

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    i have just returned from pereira colombia pinares clinic had 3 implants 1 oral sugery 22 crowns for less than 12k fantastic work the dentist a wonderful person i recomend her highly her name is ana milena zambrano angel find her web site at implants in pereira colombia best info you will ever get.robert montreal canada

  37. By Vignette on Jan 9, 2010

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    I am reading all this…terrified for MY own future. I was in a car accident & became physically disabled. The medications I was on caused “dry mouth”…dry mouth causes decay. Saliva is the mouth’s best friend & I haven’t had much for the last 6 1/2 years. I have lost 4 teeth to extraction. I have had 9 root canals w/crowns and tons of fillings. Currently, I have a root canal that has a file coming out of the root stem sticking into my bone. I need to see an endodontist about it. Mosy likely I will lose that tooth also. I have another crown, by the same dentist, that doesn’t fit correctly, there are spaces between the margin, gums & crown. Decay has entered therein & infection has been building up, spreading into my jaw bone, all the way to my ear! I have spent, in 14 months, over $6,000 on my teeth (not sure what insurance paid for). This is with a new dentist. I am going to sue the other dentist since more than one tooth has a problem and none of these issues are more than 5 years old! He can pay for the new dentist/endodontist to fix it!

    I am very angry. I am in incredible amounts of pain. My 5 kids wonder when/if mommy is ever going to be ok again. ME TOO! I heard about implants a few months ago from a friend of mine who has 2 of them. She said they cost about the same per implant as a root canal/crown combo. I’m not sure if she had them done in CA or UT but they looked great & she says they feel soo much better than crowns & she has no problems with them. Because I am still on medication I anticipate further damage from decay to my once perfect smile. I am only 42. I don’t smoke, or do illicit drugs. I did not ask for this to happen as so many dentists post on their websites, but perhaps that is why they feel justified in charging us so much, they think we brought it on ourselves due to “lax homecare”. My current dentist has me & my younger children using a product called “CariFree” (carifree.com). When my little boy, who has 9 silver pulp removed teeth, 4 pulp removed white teeth & numerous cavities due to having SPD & autism went to his most recent appointment~he had no cavities! CariFree kills the bacterial infection that grows in the mouth as a result of dry mouth, then it keeps the mouth free of infection as well as stops decay as much as possible. I can feel it working for me. I once had appointments every two weeks with my dentist, I actually went over a month without seeing him until this crown/decay/infection brought me back.

    I do believe the product is working, especially for my kids, but I don’t know how much it can do for me. I know I will lose all my teeth, sooner than later. I guess I’ll just have to be like grandma & put em in a glass of water everynight while I sleep so I don’t swallow them. Perhaps if we stop paying the exorbitant ridiculous amounts, the dentists will lower the prices. I dunno. I hope so.

    Best of luck to all of you..& if you do have teeth, try the Carifree, I think you’ll be pleased, & the price is much better than any proceedure! :)

  38. By Nicole on Jan 15, 2010

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    A friend of mine was having the same problem when she had some dental work done and after a considerable amount of harrassing the dentist once a week they figured out that she was allergic to whatever kind of chemicals they were using.

  39. By vfjordan on Jan 24, 2010

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    can anyone tell me how long the effects of having implants(2 & synethic bone added) should last. had the surgery for 2 back lower teeth done 6 days ago and still do not have the feeling back in my lower lip, chin, jaw area…called and asked the dentist office and the technician told me “some people take a little longer than others” I would appreciate any comments from someone who has had similiar work done. tks so much. va in NC

  40. By rosanna on Jan 28, 2010

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    If anyone can tell me where to get my teeth fixed i have a hereditary problem with my teeth my first tooth broke when i was in 6th grade i am now 23 and my self esteem couldnt be any lower when i was pregnant with my son my teeth just got worse. I have no insurance and very little money because my husband lost his job. I babsit because i dont want to work out in the public. If i could just find a dentist that would take payments i would do that. if anyone can give me some information i would greatly appreciate it

  41. By Dr Cieslak

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    Unfortunately you live in an expensive city. We just paid 58% tax to rent a car in Phoenix.Now if you want implants, come to Louisville. I charge $1295 per implant.

  42. By Vera on Feb 5, 2010

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    Dr Oscar Avila,DDS in Rosarito, Baja California, in Mexico could probably do excellent work for you
    for a price you can afford
    Worth the trip, my friend
    He has done excellent restorative work for me and for some of my friends
    Good luck to you

  43. By Karen

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    Dear Wayne,

    I understand if they are all individually supported. I just got Quoted $54,000 for 8 implant sights where the denture would snap on. That just sounds unreasonable to me.

    Karen

  44. By Karen

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    I have complete upper and lower dentures. What would you charge for permanent implants??

  45. By Kobe on Feb 23, 2010

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    Karen please email me or post Dr Avila’s phone number.

  46. By Kobe on Feb 23, 2010

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    Karen please email me or post Dr Avila’s phone number. Mvpmotors@YAHOO.COM

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  47. By poetslady on Mar 10, 2010

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    My late husband had an immplant…with numerous infections. The infection escalated and they had to remove the implants. Upon the removal the bacteria traveled faster and attacked his heart. He passed away from a heart attack caused by the bacteria infection. After his death I learned this was not an isolated case. Good dental health = good lifestyle.

    I have recently remarried, but he needs either dentures or an implant. I am petrified of him getting an implant. In addition, we had no idea how costly this would be.

    Be careful and take care if you get implants.

  48. By bmoney

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    Hey you guys i hear all of you and understand what you are going through,my case is i’m 45 my gums have been infected for a long time and now my teeth are ready to come out but i have no dental care,my job is the pitts,i only make 12dlrs an hour,so you can amagine what i’m going through right now,do i need help?HELL YAH but who would a blackman with this type of problem,i’m in very good shape and attractive,it’s just my gums are simply bad.

  49. By penelope on Mar 23, 2010

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    I have had dentures since I was 14 years old Iamnow 52 I would do anything if I could get dental implants my gums on the bottom have shrunk and I look like a gumpy I cannot eat or speak properly I know I could never afford that kind of money if I could afford it I would do it in a heartbeat I hate wearing dentures I have a complex when I eat It looks like I have no teeth on the bottom I do not like eating out or in front of people is there any other solutions to make my mouth and me look good again and give me back my confidence.

  50. By kathleen on Apr 27, 2010

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    Does anyone know of someplace reasonable to get implants in the Washington,dc/annapolis area?

  51. By Kathleen Nionakis on Apr 28, 2010

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    I have 2 teeth on different sides of my mouth that either need to be pulled or fixed. I’m using super glue to stop the pain and make it look like I have bi cuspids on both sides of my mouth. Does anyone know of anyone in Maine around Portland or enen Auburn would be fine. I have Maine care which doesnt cover dental but I would make payments if possible

  52. By julia on Jun 25, 2010

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    I want to get the teeth in an hour implant procedure. But I have to have 2 of my teeth exctracted for that. Does anyone know if I can get them pulled right before the procedure or do I have to wait for months? I have to have it done in (hopefully) maximum 2 weeks.

  53. By Del on Oct 23, 2010

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    Does anyone have any experiences with ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers the US? I live in Denver, CO.

  54. By Victoria on Nov 21, 2010

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    Hi Jacquelyn I see this is an older post and I pray that you have gotten help by now. I just wanted to give you some words of encouragement. Your story sounds exactly like mine. For three years I suffered with the embarrassment, pain, and inability to chew until recently. I encourage you to research in your local area any type of charitable organizations that may be able to help. But please never give up. I just recently got my upper denture and plan to get my lower after the first of the year. I was able to locate a charitable organization in my area that have extracted my teeth for free using volunteer dentists. I can finally smile again and am currently seeking employment. It is so difficult to be able to have a conversation with someone face to face let alone go for a job interview feeling confident with a horrible smile. I sincerely hope that you are able to get help and please know that you are not alone. God Bless You and Good Luck.

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