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dentists education, implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: enraged in DM, IA.Posted: January 20th, 2013 09:01AM
Which Tooth: full upper
Dental is not considered medical because dentist dont train for a dozen years or more. a year degree will get them a license. So, why the HELL do they think they have a right to charge 15 grand for a days work(this the least expensive i found, and i'd have to drive across 3 states for that price)
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Full Snap on upper and lower dentures w/ 8 implants
Amount: $35,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Marnie in Boca Raton, FL.Posted: January 16th, 2013 09:01PM
Which Tooth: All
This is not for the weak of heart. You go through depression and takes forever. However, if you can go for the titanium implants after all teeth removed, get the removable snap on full dentures.

I had 19 teeth extracted, 8 implants surgically put in the jawbone. Lots of months of healing and wore temp full dentures. IT WAS HORRIBLE! They were for show only. Looked great but couldnt talk without a lisp or couldn't eat anything.

The upper palette drove me insane! I stayed home and only ate yogurt and liquid diet. I hardly word the bottoms. I also gagged everytime I wore the temp uppers! It was awful!

9 mths later finally time to be fitted for upper and lower dentures. The first time, dentist and lab made my teeth too big. I had them redo it 3x. Make sure you can close your lips over the teeth. Ask for a feminine denture with curved teeth. They turned out beautifully!

I am still having palette problems though. I am getting used to it. Have no choice!
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The Costs Are Too High
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Posted by: a user in Mesa, AZ.Posted: January 5th, 2013 11:01PM
Which Tooth: All
Over the course of my work history, I have been very unfortunate to work with jobs with no insurance, or insurance that did not cover my needs, particularly when it came to dental. My current job provides decent insurance, but at my financial situation, I cannot afford to have insurance on the fact that every cent I get goes toward paying my bills and surviving on cheap can goods (spaghettios 10 cans for $10 at Fry's). I am now at the point that ALL of my teeth may need to be removed for implants, or just the standard false teeth. Ether way, I do not have the money to do what is needed. I do not ask and beg for help, but I see no other way to handle this problem, one that could affect my very health and life. Thank you to anyone and everyone that can help in this matter.
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Implants in Spain
Amount: $1,200.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: AndaluciaDean in Eugene, OR.Posted: December 21st, 2012 02:12PM
Which Tooth: top front 12
I went to Dental Company a small chain of dental service in Seville Spain and had a dentist with 10 years of experience do the job. I had a broken tooth and he extracted it and put in the implant in less than 25 minutes. He said I didn't need any bone graphing like the other crooks said. And this price included everything even panoramic xrays. But for some people it would be impractical to stay in Europe so long. This was the same price as Peru or Tijuana Mexico and much safer!
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dentist are ripping us off.
Amount: $10,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: ldouglas in toledo, OK.Posted: December 19th, 2012 08:12PM
Which Tooth: upper and lower mini implants
why is it only in america the dentist charge more than a surgeon. 10,000 dollars for mini implants to hold dentures inplace..gastric surgery 7,000..the hold procedure could have been done by a mechanic and a denturist could have made the dentures for around $300. dentist are a rip-off and when they make bad dentures you have no recourse..it is just money wasted..at least with a real doctor you can go back and have the job corrected not dentist..
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Dental Loans?
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Joe Mac in Lynnwood, WA.Posted: December 10th, 2012 02:12PM
Which Tooth: All
Are there any special loans out there that are specifically for this type of thing? I need implants but will never be able to pay for them outright. My credit is slightly below average but not horrible. Is it impossible for me to get these? Does anyone have any advice?
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3 Dental Implants in lower Jaw
Amount: $10,500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: a user in frederick, MD.Posted: December 6th, 2012 05:12PM
Which Tooth: Molars
I had 3 dental implants and two have been great, one has been a real problem. Don't make the same mistakes I did. Make sure the Dentist has extensive experience, make sure they do the proper test for bone depth and width. My problem was not enough bone width for the tooth that was causing problems. Do extensive research and get several evaluations before moving forward. The technology is advancing so what they did to me to years ago has since been improved.
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tooth implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: a user in greenville, SC.Posted: December 3rd, 2012 11:12PM
Which Tooth: full
I am a 32 year old female that needs implants an can't afford them.. although my teeth aren't that bad at the moment there are starting to rotten out in the back. Everyone that's meets me tells me that I'm gorgeous. I don't like a day over 25. But how will i look with no teeth in my mouth. This is very embarrassing.. plz help.
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Expense of Dental Implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: janet snowdon in Charlotte, NC.Posted: November 8th, 2012 11:11AM
Which Tooth: molar
I am more upset about people posting that you have to be wealthy to have dental care in this country or an insurance policy. Wealth would take care of most people's problems - no argument there. However, all of this garbage about healthcare insurance being the answer for all of life's medical and dental problems is total bull. Most healthcare plans that some people see as a piggy bank are PAID BY THE EMPLOYEES! Instead of spending our money on designer purses, shoes, movie tickets, sports events or concerts - we pay for life's necessities. We rarely take a one week vacation and some of us have NEVER taken a two week vacation in 45 years!

If you want socialism or a healthcare system based on socialism where everyone pays the same - rest assured you will not like the results. If you want excellent dental care - drop your cable or cell phone plans for a year or more and you will have the money!
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Need Implant
Amount: $5,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: CaitlinC in Denver, CO.Posted: November 7th, 2012 09:11AM
Which Tooth: Bottom molar
I recently went to a new dentist after my last one not only botched my root canal a couple years ago but my moms last year. I had the root canal done and a year later the tooth became so infected I had to have it pulled. Now years later I need an implant and my insurance won't cover anything but the crown at 50%. My new dentist is wonderful but I don't know what I can afford it.
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I need all the help I can get
Amount: $25,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Selena R in Milwaukee, WI.Posted: October 24th, 2012 06:10PM
Which Tooth: full dental implant
I have allowed a dentist to swindle my insurance company out of more than $8000, promised a perfect smile and all I got was teeth shaved down to the point they are breaking from being crowned to a very weak core. I am to the point I crazy glue my broken crowns on to be able to speak for work. I have 6 upper teeth and 8 lower teeth left and they are not in good condition. I need help! I went to the EON clinic and was told I was a good person for the full implants which made me so happy, then they told me the price I left crying. I am far from rich, I have even tried volunteering on craig's list here and other countries, still no luck. I have contacted dental schools and ADA and no response. I am not going to give up because this is something I need not just want. God will make a way and touch someone who can or will help me. Pray for me please and agree I will get my implant. Thank you in advance.
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Dentures with Hope of Implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Mrs. G in Santa Clarita Valley, CA.Posted: October 4th, 2012 08:10PM
Which Tooth: All
At 45 the 26 teeth I had left were removed. I had the standard Acrylic Denture placed in. I greatly miss my pearlie whites, they were so beautiful before illness known as Sjogren's attacked my saliva glands.. I do recall many a dentist stating: "Wow, you really put another dentist's kid through school" No, not pleased to hear a professional speak to me in that way. Yet, why were my teeth doing this..Low and behold it was from the Sjorgrens syndrome. Why didn't the professional catch this ? I took care of my teeth I went to the dentist regularly. Not to any fault of my own for sure. I was slap happy to receive my new Acrylics and glad I could smile again. I chose to go for implants now. Yes, shock ! sticker shock that is. It floored me so badly I couldn't stop weeping for days.. Yet, it has not stopped me from viewing through the intranet & dble cking out other Periodontist. I agree, I live once and I will make payments for these new babies I'll be getting, when the $ amount is right. Do your due diligence and do not stop looking for the right Periodontist and the right price. In Mexico, $17,500.00 now that's bargining power for ya... I refuse to cry in my soup. When I wept earlier in my comments. I wept over frustration and feeling like I was shoved into a corner.. Well, I do not do well in corners, I look for a way to work it. I do feel & have compassion for those of you whom feel they are without hope in this matter. I hope you find resoucefulness in your creativeness to move forward for what you so deserve. With much warmth and compassion rnMrs. G. rnP.S. I do not want my Implans for free.. I want them at a fair and honest price !!!
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dental inplants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: jmfloyd in san bernardino, CA.Posted: October 4th, 2012 06:10PM
Which Tooth: 0
the real cost for a dental inplant is under 200 dollars.the dentists just over charge by 500 to 1000 percent that would be about 3,000 to 6,000 dollars. and that"s the truth.just ten years ago the coct for pulling a tooth was 50 dollars now it"s 150 and up do these dentist think they are doctors. there just dentist that"s it
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Military dental
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Cainleonard in Fayetteville, NC.Posted: September 24th, 2012 03:09PM
Which Tooth: Top front three
Before I joined the military Medicad pair for my front teeth to be removed, they would have paid some of the cost of the partial as well but since I was joining the military the dentist recommended I get it done through the military. well I've been in for almost six years and all they have done is made a flipper and a lot of promises they never held up to. Oh but I missed my last appointment due to court but now it's all my fault that they havnt fixed my teeth. rnThe military does implants but I'm a smoker so it's out of the question. And there is no way prove to them if you did quit.rnSo now I'm taking out a loan to get a perminat partial and since I just had exrays done at the military my dentist said it would save me $150 if I brought them. Well I called and the military clinic said they couldn't help me with that what a joke.
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Dental Implants
Amount: $13,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: SF in Santa Domingo, Other.Posted: September 18th, 2012 12:09AM
Which Tooth: 13 Implants
I am 32 years old and have been suffering with dental issues since I was a child. I can not afford dental implants in the United States, it is over priced. My wife has a lot of family in the Dominican Republic. She introduced me to a friend of hers who has her own dental practice. I first had a bad tooth extracted. Then I had a bone graph done. Then I had 13 implants put in. Before returning to the United States, she made me some dentures to have while the implants settle/heal. I just went back a month ago and had the work all finished. I needed 13 porcelain crowns, a bridge and another tooth extracted because it decayed. I now had a nice set of teeth and I am going back to have the final implant completed because of that decayed tooth that was removed. Hardly any pain, just the little pinch from the needles. That's it. I felt comfortable because she was a friend of my wife and very professional. The only bad part is you need to know Spanish or have a translator.
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Dental implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Robyn in Charlotte, NC.Posted: September 8th, 2012 08:09PM
Which Tooth: full mouth
I am 25 years old. I was born with a calcium defeciency. My first set of teeth came in bad and I had to wear silver caps until my adult teeth came in. Now most of my teeth are bad and preventing me from getting work. I dont have good enough credit for these dental loans they have out here. I have run out of options since I cannot even afford dentures and honestly I hate to think of what it would be like to take my teeth out at night or having them slip while I am out or working. It is truly upsetting how people like me get judged. I took good care of my teeth but unfortunately I was meant to end up like this. I have been researching for years how to get implants and have come up with nothing that I can afford. I am in pain constantly and wish I could post something helpful for someone in this position.
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5 teeth,4 posts,Univ, of Pacific
Amount: $10,672.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Rob W. in San Francisco, CA.Posted: August 28th, 2012 01:08AM
Which Tooth: 12,13,29,30
1,268./implant 1,202./Abutment-bone graphs.Complaining about cost the whole way I was given a break.I must make sure this price includes the crowns. It is the most expensive thing I have done in Years. I have made the error of going to Western Dental. As a result I must replace the teeth they caused to be pulled. I would love it if the church could take up a collection for my dental.
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dental implant quote
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: rjg in Anchorage, AK.Posted: August 22nd, 2012 06:08AM
Which Tooth: lateral front
Quote of $8000 for one tooth, already missing.(Insurance does not cover any missing teeth) Includes $650/blood graft recommended for improved outcome. I'll continue to wear my partial until I find a more reasonable price!
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dental implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Trouble in Tampa, FL.Posted: August 19th, 2012 05:08PM
Which Tooth: 2 upper, l lower molar
Went to dentist for fillings and asked about implants as I need 3 for chewing..told by 3 dentists. Price quoted 2800 for each to inc. implant, abutment, tooth. Am still looking. Did find a lower price but am looking into dental school next. Will sacrifice in order to eat if necessary.
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dental implants
Amount: $80.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: budd in cape may court house, NJ.Posted: July 29th, 2012 08:07PM
Which Tooth: full upper
People who have insurance that covers dental implants or money are lucky I need a full upper I have uper denture I can't even wear it needs a realignment I can't even afford that I was told my 1 oral surgeon 80 thousand to 100 thousand for a full upper wish in 1 hand shit in the other see which 1 fills up faster lmao
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What about Implant FAILURE? And still paying the loan?
Amount: $12,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Bella G. in West Chester, PA.Posted: July 26th, 2012 01:07AM
Which Tooth: top teeth on 4 implants
I had my top teeth extracted in Sept, 2009, got a temp plate, yet did not receive my permanent plate until March 2012!!! Besides that, I am a 30 yr diabetic and was told that I was a perfect candidate for implants, as long as jaw bone was good and it was. He said that healing may take longer and infection watch would be greater, but that a diabetic makes no difference as to his 98% success rate, including diabetics!! Low and behold, the implants were finally removed in June, 2012, after infection after infection after infection. He never took an x-ray or told me about having them cleaned. Just kept fitting me for the permanent plate that was so over due. I took out a $10,000 loan and he was paid $2000 by my insurance. I have paid $5,500 in loan payments and still owe over $6,000 to the loan over the next three years!! I am a single mom with 2 kids etc but thought this was that important. Now, he never returned my calls, so I wrote him a letter to ask what happens now?No repl
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Dental Implants
Amount: $70,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: upset daughter-in-law in Melbourne, FL.Posted: June 30th, 2012 11:06AM
Which Tooth: upper & lower
My mother-in-law is in the process of getting implants now. I am in shock at what a dentist can get away with! She was told her entire procedure could be done for $30,000 - $40,000 (half price)if he could film it being done because he was teaching in another country. After the procedure was started she was told there was more work than he thought & it will now cost $70,000 - $80,000. Keep in mind this is to be half price. Since it was already started she continued. Then one of the posts went into her sinus cavity when inserted. Almost a year later she is still dealing with sinus infections and constant drainage. She's been told they can't put teeth on that upper side now but no discount in price. This whole experience has been unbelievable to me.
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dental implants
Amount: $16,285.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Jays in Schereville, IN.Posted: June 25th, 2012 04:06AM
Which Tooth: 6, 7, 19, 22
When I read the reviews above, it is yet another indicator that the health care system and costs are totally out of control in this country. I am thankful that I had the money to do it with, however, look at the number of folks who can no way afford this insanity. How in the world can my replacing 7 teeth (bridge for 5 on 19 & 22 and 2 on 6 & 7) be so expensive?
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Dental Implants
Amount: $12,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: ChessiePk in Annapolis, MD.Posted: June 19th, 2012 01:06PM
Which Tooth: 3 lower molars
It seems to me that there is no rhyme or reason to what you pay for these implants. Back in 2005 I paid 4,000 for an implant and crown. I had another implant started but it did not take...non refundable $1700. Now I need 3 more implants. I have two kids in college and I'm a single mom. I'm going to have to opt for the partial dentures until I save up enough money.
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Dental implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Jada in McDonough, GA.Posted: June 19th, 2012 11:06AM
Which Tooth: Partial upper and lower
Just came from the dentist and need partial upper and lower implants. Paid $299 for the ct scan. Have to head back with surgeon next week and he mentioned $20-50k that some patients pay. I need four on the top and four on the bottom and I am scared out of my wits to find out the final price with no job and being a student. I need a miracle
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I need to know how to get the help I need
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: lesli in East Berlin, CT.Posted: June 15th, 2012 06:06AM
Which Tooth: three upper, one lower
I hear some complaints from Dentists here that what they are charging is fair. Well, there are two types of Dentists... those who will work out a plan for those with little money and those who won't. There are hard working people walking around in this country with missing teeth or old-fashioned dentistry. If you fall into the latter category, there is no excuse... if some can be charitable, then all can! I need four implants or bridges and some other work. I am about to go searching for a dentist who will allow me to make small payments on the amount that is not covered by my insurance. I am willing to spread the work out over several years.rnrnOne dentist generously helped me with one dental problems some time ago but made it clear it was a one-time deal. I pray that I will find someone to help me. It would be tragic to have to spend the remainder of my life alone because dentistry is not affordable.
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Dental Implants
Amount: $5,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Icfire in Mebane, NC.Posted: May 31st, 2012 10:05AM
Which Tooth: Full Upper
I encourage everone looking for an affordable way to get implants to do some research on dental studies. I just got into a study at the University of North Carolina Dental School that is giving me full upper implants for on $5000.00. The cost at full price there would be $25,000. This study is full but there are more out there and you would have to meet the conditions of the individual study but they are available. I started saving for dentures a while ago and while I was saving I was also searching and found this study. For this study the $5,000 covers everything from tooth removal to the implants and takes about a year from start to finish with 5 yrs of follow up. I just wanted everyone to know that there is hope out there. Good luck to you all!
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dental implants
Amount: $15,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Dixie in Columbus, OH.Posted: May 26th, 2012 06:05PM
Which Tooth: all
After having dentures for many years I decided to have implants. I was very fortunate in that our local dental college was participating in a study. Each implant was $600. I also needed sinus lift surgery when I had my uppers done but today that has changed and is unnecessary. Also as a study participant I was paid to show up for my appointments for 3 years! What a deal!
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dental implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: dont know what to do in richmond, KY.Posted: May 8th, 2012 06:05AM
Which Tooth: lower molar
i need an implant and i dont have the money. this sucks. im 53 and have taken care of my teeth my entire life. lost my job in 2008 and couldnt afford any dental care. now im paying for it. now i need some dental care and dont have the money. my ins. kicks in, in july but they have a one yr waiting period on anything expensive. what the hell is wrong with america??
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Insurance Coverage for Implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Toothless Wonder in West Chicago, IL.Posted: May 2nd, 2012 12:05AM
Which Tooth: Upper and Lower Molars
I'm a prime candidate for dental implants as I have lost most of my upper and lower molars. My tooth loss is progressing slowly but steadily toward the front and is a big concern to me. I have dental insurance but it seems they consider implants to be cosmetic and will not cover most of the cost. Apparently you need to be wealthy in this country in order to have a healthy smile even if you are lucky enough to have insurance. Shame on the insurance companies and our whole damn health system!
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