Originally Posted by conroym7
I've lost my front two teeth while playing football, Im 20 and Dont smoke and the rest of my teeth are in good condition.
My dentist has advised the best option is to get dental implants which will set me back about 5000 according to him. I've been searching Google all week and the other option i can see is going to Budapest which is working out about 1800 for the same procedure and then flights & hotel on top of that.
has anyone got any suggestions or advice? I've to go back on the 13th August to get a plate inserted for the time being until i decided on whether to go ahead with the dental implants or not.
Any advice is welcome,
Sorry to hear op.
A gap- not good
A denture- ok as a temporary but you won't like it...
A bridge, can look good but not as good as implants. The bridge is supported by the adjacent teeth, these need some preparation to accommodate the bridge so this is not ideal if the teeth are sound at present...
Implants- in a trauma case such as yours, you will likely need 2 implants placed with bone grafting to bulk the area and improve the aesthetics and longevity of the implants. Following a period of healing, the implants are uncovered and the crowns made and placed on top.
Implants are expensive, probably just shy of 5000 for your job in Ireland. It is only after going through the treatment (correctly) that you see where the money goes, long surgical visits, expensive implants bone and membrane, suture removals, check ups, multiple crown impressions, try ins and fittings and checks....
Sure it can be done cheaper, but in order to do that, the clinic must cut on the quality of the materials or labwork, the duration or number of visits... Etc
This job should last a long time if done right but is a nightmare if corners are cut.