I have to replace four teeth. I did months of research and decided on dental implants as the best solution. I knew it would be expensive, but knew their were some months between the beginning of the treatment and the end, so was hoping to have time to save up. Now I find out that my dentist wants all cash up front. There is no way I can afford that. Is this normal practice?
Gina E. – Portsmouth, VA
Many dentists ask for payment for dental implants up front. It is a high cost procedure for dentists. However, you should be honest with your dentist that what he is asking is not affordable for you. Many of them have payment plans for their patients.
If your dentist is unwilling to work with you, then you’ll need to find a dentist who is more in line with your financial constraints. Just make sure that he is highly qualified to do dental implants.
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