Chances are, if you have missing teeth, you want to find a more permanent option for replacing those lost teeth. Dentures and partials are an option, but they are not a permanent solution. One option that does last is dental implants. Paying for implants can be a challenge, but it is possible.
The most obvious option for paying for implants is to do so with dental insurance. Some insurance providers do offer coverage that pays for implants. If your insurance does not, look for coverage that does.
Keep in mind that if you do switch insurance providers, you might have to wait a period of time before you can get the implants. Some insurance companies have a waiting period for new customers. Check with potential providers before making the switch.
Although you might be anxious to get your implants, patience could give you the room you need to save up for your implants. You do not have to get all of your implants at once. If you can only afford some of the implants, get those now. You can save your money and get the others later.
If you are self-conscious about the missing teeth, consider getting a temporary denture until you can afford the permanent procedure. A temporary denture will function the same as the implants, but is removable.
Your dentist might be open to negotiating the cost of the procedure with you. In fact, you might be able to barter services or a product in exchange for a discount. For instance, the dentist could give you a discount if you are willing to let him or her use your implants picture for marketing. You could also offer to recommend others to him or her for the same procedure. Your dentist might also allow you to set up a payment plan to cover the costs of the implants and the procedure.
The most important thing to remember is to not shy away from asking. Even if your dentist is not willing to offer a discount, he or she might have other ideas to help you come up with a method of paying for your implants.
Implants are a much sought after method of replacing teeth. If you do not have the funds readily available to pay for the implants, take a closer look at your alternative options. You might be surprised to find you really can afford them. Talk to a dentist like Peter J. Kaufman, DMD to learn more about some of your options.