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What if I can’t afford dental implants?

I’m needing to replace quite a few teeth. What do I do if I can’t afford dental implants? I don’t want to be stuck with dentures. I’ve seen my mother suffer through those for years.

MaryAnne L. – Little Rock, AR

Mary Anne,

I can understand you’re not wanting to use dentures. They’re miserable for many patients.  Plus, you want to preserve as much bone structure as possible, which dentures cannot do.

There is something called implant supported dentures.  It mixes dental implants with dentures.  So, you’ll have a denture, but the implants (which won’t have to be as many as full implants) will anchor them to your jaw.  You won’t have the worry about them shifting and falling out the way dentures do alone.

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