I’m 88 years old, and you recommended an implant to replace a key tooth. Isn’t that too expensive for my age?
We see older patients all the time who are active and vital and still want to look good. If, for instance, you lose a front tooth, an implant is the best way to restore the tooth, because the alternative is to make a permanent bridge by grinding adjacent teeth, or having a removable bridge made. The implant/crown option isn’t too much more expensive than a fixed bridge, and you haven’t had to have adjacent teeth drilled down. An implant functions just like your own tooth, and is the most comfortable, aesthetic choice you can make. A surgeon places the implant, and then we can place the restoring crown once the implant is ready. Also, implants can also be placed to hold full or partial dentures securely. We have payment options that can allow no interest payments for extended periods. These payment options are available for any dental work performed in our office.