Theriot Family Dental

Lafayette Affordable Dental Implants

Many denture patients are unhappy with their dentures. They slip. They reduce their chewing efficiency by at least 50%. They even lead to sores in their mouths. Often, patients know dental implants will solve all those problems and want to get them, but it is out of their budget. Dr. Theriot understands your situation and offers a more affordable alternative.

An Affordable Dental Implant Option

Diagram of a snap-on denture as an affordable dental implant option
Snap-on dentures are affordable dental implants

The cost of dental implants goes up based on the number of implants you decide to get. Instead of placing an entire set of implants, Dr. Theriot uses as a few as two implants, then place snaps on the base of your denture to fit the implants. The more implants you get, the sturdier your dentures will be, but he can do as few as two.

A Warning About Price Shopping For Dental Implants

When you want to save money, it might be tempting to call around to find a dentist who will do it for the lowest price. There is a danger in that strategy. Implants are a complicated procedure, and many things can go wrong, including dental implant failure. Unfortunately, it could be several years before you recognize a problem, costing you a lot more money than you had planned. Here is just a couple of examples of what could go wrong:

  • Loose Implants: If the root form of a dental implant is placed either prematurely or in the wrong position, the implant can become loose in a couple of years and will eventually fall out.
  • Shortcuts: A common way to make implants affordable is by taking shortcuts. One shortcut is to place the implant directly into the socket of your lost tooth, but existing bacteria can cause an infection. Buying cheap implants is another shortcut, but when a manufacturer doesn’t follow standards carefully, the implants can loosen.

You can avoid the dangers by finding a dentist with a lot of experience with dental implants. You’ll want them affordable, but not cheap for the reasons listed above.

If you’re looking for an affordable implant option, you may call our office to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.