Q: I read your piece last week with great joy about the love-making hyenas. If what you say is true about those cheap dental implants, how can those offices make any profit by charging less than the costs of lab work and materials?
A: Thank you for the feedback on the procreation of the hyena population. I have read that most hyenas are involved in consensual, long-term relationships, with the exception of one named Harvey.
Cheap Dental Implant Myths Revealed
“The catch” for those offices offering discount implants is the use of:
- Generic or cloned implants without documented sterility, titanium composition, thorough testing, surface type and design. Look for Biomet or Strauman brands. Complications such as infections, fractures, non-bony healing, and bone loss may be at risk.
- Use of stock, generic abutments: This is the post-like extension that connects the implant to the crown, bridge or denture. Stock abutments are cheaper, but do not provide proper form and contour of a natural tooth, creating unsightly teeth that are impossible to clean. Any doctor worth his weight in titanium will use “custom” abutments for an excellent result. More on this at the seminar, seats are running out!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Join Dr. Mitchell Josephs on 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, “Tooth Talk-What Educated Dental Patients Need to Know about 21st Century Dental Treatment.” Only 9 seats remain! Call or email us today to register: 561-832-2917, firstname.lastname@example.org