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The Dangers of Choosing Cheap Dental Implants

January 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 2:11 am

Dental implant replacing a toothDental implants are associated with a large price tag, which means you are probably looking for a way to cut costs. However, now is not the time to pinch pennies. Low-quality materials or an inexperienced dentist can cost you more in the long run. Not only can your dental implants fail, but you can be at risk of pain and oral health problems. Here’s why paying more is worth the investment.

How a Dental Implant Works

A dental implant is a revolutionary method of tooth replacement because it is the only solution to mimic both the root and the crown. A titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a new root. A customized restoration is attached to it using an abutment. 

Risks of Low-Quality Materials

Dental Implants offer over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for 30 years or more. However, the long-term success of the procedure can be compromised by discounted materials. Here are just a few risks of low-quality materials:

  • Nerve Damage: Patients with existing nerve injuries can suffer more pain from cheap implants. It can also make eating, talking, and kissing difficult.
  • Implant Breakage or Fracture: Low-quality materials have a higher risk of breaks and fractures. 
  • Peri-Implantitis: You can have an increased risk of an infection called peri-implantitis, which can cause dental implant failure.
  • Perforation of the Sinus Cavity: Some dentists skip necessary procedures to cut costs, like sinus augmentations. If there’s not enough bone height in the upper arch, the implant can protrude into the sinus cavity. 
  • Failed Osseointegration: Skipping bone grafting is another way to lower the cost, but a weak jawbone will cause poor healing that will require the removal of your implant.

Keeping Dental Implants Affordable 

Dental Implants may cost more initially than traditional tooth replacement treatments, but they are the most affordable overall if you invest in the best materials and a qualified dentist. Your dental implants should never need to be replaced. 

You don’t have to worry about coming up with a lump sum because each step of your treatment has separate expenses, giving you more time to pay. You can also use your dental insurance to cover some of the costs, like your consultation, preparatory procedures, and your restoration. Many dentists accept third-party financing with CareCredit to make monthly installments for any out-of-pocket costs.

You can keep dental implants within your budget without compromising on quality or durability. Your implant dentist will help you choose the best materials to complete your smile.

About Dr. Michitti

Dr. Michitti achieved his dental degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and has been recognized as a “Top 1% Dentist” for achieving Mastership status with the Academy of General Dentistry. He has regularly continued his education in various specialties, like the placement and restoration of dental implants. Request an appointment through his website or call his office at (413) 831-5531.

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