Beware of Discount Dental Implant Advertisements
A patient the other day used an old expression: “The road to hell is paved with good intention.”
The TV’s in my office normally have CNN or Fox News selected. Some patients yell at me to change the channel form one to the other based on their political tendencies.
Finally to try to please everyone, I decided to select the National Geographic channel. The key word here being “graphic”; not “Geo”: Suddenly two hyenas began making love as if the world was going to end tomorrow. The patient in the chair turned bright red and asked: “So how ‘bout them Eagles?!”
Although some dental offices try to offer discounts with the intention to help those in need of dental implants; it is “buyer beware” of these phrases:
- “Implants for $995”: This is just to get you in the door. What about the crown, abutment, healing caps, temporaries, etc.? The cost of implant materials for the dental office is over $2000 just to place one implant. This does not include personnel, impressions, equipment, administrative, dental lab and office overhead costs. Don’t take the bait!
- “Teeth in a Day”: Largely a marketing fad that implies you will have your teeth pulled, implants placed and receive your crowns, bridges or dentures in one day. The catch? The current science, knowledge, literature, research, and expertise is not sufficient to achieve predictable results in every individual. Very few patients are candidates for this. A bad result could be costly and catastrophic.
We will cover this and more at our next seminar on March 16th; details below.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Join us Friday March 16th, 11:30 AM at the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens on PGA Blvd for 2018 Implant Update. A multimedia presentation that will cover, Implants, bone grafts, sinus lifts, cosmetic veneers, digital, no-goop impressions, ouch-less electronic injections, and how to evaluate an office to see if it is hi-tech for you and your family. All attendees receive a copy of my book: “Tooth Talk-What Educated Dental Patients Need to Know about 21st Century Dental Treatment.” Only 13 seats remain! Call or email us today to register: 561-832-2917, email@example.com