I’m wondering if it is OK to go with the cheapest dental implant dentist? Isn’t the procedure the same no matter who does it? There is a dentist that is several thousands of dollars cheaper than everyone else in my area. I scheduled an appointment, but now I’m worried there might be differences.
Drew B. – Nebraska
I’m glad you’re listening to your gut feeling. There are two specific kind of differences to look out for. One, is the skill of the dentist/surgeon. Maybe this dentist is cheaper because he hasn’t had much experience with this procedure and is still developing his skill and technique.
Secondly, is he using sub-standard fixtures and materials? Maybe he’s cutting cost by using implants that aren’t the best.
In either case, you will be at a higher risk for dental implant failure. Looking for an affordable dentist isn’t unreasonable, but sometimes looking for the cheapest dentist is unwise.
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