Implants for bottom denture; worth cost??

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Have had my dentures for almost 4 months and discussing implants for my permenant denture and absolutely shocked at the price. Has anyone out there had the implants for the bottom denture and is it worth $6000. dollars??
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Marge Hudson-Meakin

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I was quoted 8000 so it's not the worst price. Normally $1000-$1500 per implant with 4 implants plus the cost of grafts and the prosthetic....
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Below is  from  a dental place in New York City that is advertising an all on 4 Dental implant bridge

I post this only so we can see what some places charge as I know nothing about this dental practice
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All on 4 Implants Cost in New York City

If you have no insurance, the average NYC cost of snap in denture with four implants and all attachments is $19,999. 

The cost of the same treatment at 209 NYC Dental is $13,500 to $15,000. 209 NYC Dental participates with most PPO insurances. If you have insurance that we participate with the full denture implants cost is determined by your dental insurance. 

Often patients are uncomfortable considering implant restorations because of the higher cost of the treatment. Patients have to pay for implants and may be the bone graft, and then for full implant dentures on top of that. 

Please consider that the Full Denture Implant Cost is much less alarming when you consider all the health benefits you will regain!

To help our patients we offer several payment options, including payment plans, please find the complete description on the Patient Information Page.
  1. The skills of the implantologist and restorative dentist is crucial. Placing implants correctly, so biting pressure is spread through out the denture versus in one spot will guarantee that the bone surrounding the implants will remain healthy for decades and implants will continue to be uncompromised.
  2. It is best if the implant specialist and a restorative dentist work together. It will insure that treatment will be coordinated and that the denture dentist will have all the proper parts to restore the implants without any delay since they are using the same implant system
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If it makes you feel any better, I paid $26,000 per arch. That was a total of 11 implants with bone grafts and extractions etc. having a bottom dentures held in securely is night and day from unsecured. But a lot of people manage fine without implants. I would base your decision oh how much you hate your lowers.
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I have full upper and lower set of dentures and I do find the lower is a pain, the upper never ever moves and solid as a rock. I plan to never do implants just because i have said goodbye to pain for good, no more please. Having said that, and depending on where you live, I would suggest getting your implants in Los Algodones, Mexico, literally 9 miles from Yuma, Arizona, and 900 feet inside the border, park in the USA for $6 and walk in. That is who my whole family uses, and they are as good as in America, and at least 60% cheaper. I recommend Dr. Victoria Quintero and Franco Dental who did my whole mouth and dentures and their toll free number is 877-218-1758. No, I do not make any money from them, and I just think they are so good that why spend $26,000 when you can do the same for $2000. Tell them I said hello.
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Hi  Marge Hudson-Meaki

As Dr Chat says if you can go to Mexico or Costa Rico  and you can get clip on dentures, clipped on to 2 or 3 implants for much Less money

Or you can go to a Dental   college here and price out clip on dentures

They are especially wonderful for bottom dentures  if that is all you can afford
Good Luck
Barbara
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 Below is an add from a Dental place  in Mexico for a permanent implant bridge with 6 implants securing the bridge
A Snap on removable denture with implants would be much less
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Are you delaying your dental treatment because of the high cost? Dental (Cortex) implants are expensive and sometimes we prefer to leave for later with hopes to find a good deal one day, well, the day has come and your best deal is here to get All on Six Cortex dental implants for just $6,500 

 A new confident smile is just one call away, schedule your appointment through Dental Departures now and take advantage of this great promotion!


Promotion includes:

  • 6 implants
  • X-ray scan
  • 6 multi unit attachments 
  • 12 porcelain crowns

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I wish I could have the above but I live in Wales UK, scared or going abroad in case of any problems after.  Thank you anyway. 
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Helen
I have been told that people in Euorpe and England sometimes go to Hungry? for their more expensive dental work

Yes it is difficult going to another country especially because it involves  a few trips
I think you are good right where you are
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I will say that having my lower denture secured via 3 implants is worth 3 times what it cost me! We ummed and ahhhed about the extra cost. I had all my teeth removed and full dentures done about 3 years ago now. I'm in Australia, and having the 3 implants done for my lower added about $10000 extra to the cost. But I have nearly zero problems with my lower. Once in a while out might unclip from one of biting on something fairly hard. But I also use one of the lightest of clips. I have many many more issues with my upper compared to my lower. And this is not typical, with the lower usually being the one that's a pain.

Financially it's a big hit. We are not well off, my wife is on a disabled pension and we had to wait a couple of years till her insurance finally paid out her disability claim before we could do it. But I could have another 40 or 50 years with dentures and my wife insisted I go down this route. And have never once regretted spending the money! Considering how annoying my upper can be at times, I can't imagine how bad things would be if my lower wasn't secured by the implants. If there is any way at all you can manage to have them, I would without question recommend having your lowers secured by implants.
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Implant supported, like snap-ins or implant fixed that only the dentist can remove?  I'm going in next month to get my bottoms done and am doing implants.  I am in the process of implant supported snap-ins for the tops currently waiting on healing before moving forward with the next step.  I decided on fixed implants for the bottoms because I have heard the bottoms are more likely to shift around without the top of the mouth suction and frankly I'm already sick of having to glue the top temporary ones in while I wait to heal.  The fact that you leave with a screwed on bridge and don't have to deal with the glue aspect sounds heavenly to me and worth the extra cost.  Mine also has a lab tech on site for this procedure to make sure the fit is good and no adjustments are needed immediately following surgery.
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Whatever you have to do to afford implants, DO IT! Dentures are a hard transition. Very hard. Implants save the day! You will never regret it.
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Thank you for the information I am seriously thinking of having denture retained implants as I cannot get used to wearing dentures (5 years now),  Thinking of having bottoms done first to see how I go and then possibly having the top done, 
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Helen Wynne

Good for you and I am sure you  will be very happy with the bottom denture  secured by implants.  I would  Opt for full sized implants rather then the mini implants.
Do a lot of internet reading on the subject and make sure the dentist doing the implants has experience and training in implants
You will do well

Please keep us informed of your next step and your journey because we are a learning blog and need your input step by step.  We are also interested in the prices you are quoted.
Good luck

Barbara
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Thank you for your reply,I will keep you informed, I have been quoted £9000 for top and bottom, the way I am feeling at the moment I really don't care about the price, the dentures are making me feel so miserable. 
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goughy

I will say that having my lower denture secured via 3 implants is worth 3 times what it cost me! We ummed and ahhhed about the extra cost. I had all my teeth removed and full dentures done about 3 years ago now. I'm in Australia, and having the 3 implants done for my lower added about $10000 extra to the cost. But I have nearly zero problems with my lower. Once in a while out might unclip from one of biting on something fairly hard. But I also use one of the lightest of clips. I have many many more issues with my upper compared to my lower. And this is not typical, with the lower usually being the one that's a pain. 


Financially it's a big hit. We are not well off, my wife is on a disabled pension and we had to wait a couple of years till her insurance finally paid out her disability claim before we could do it. But I could have another 40 or 50 years with dentures and my wife insisted I go down this route. And have never once regretted spending the money! Considering how annoying my upper can be at times, I can't imagine how bad things would be if my lower wasn't secured by the implants. If there is any way at all you can manage to have them, I would without question recommend having your lowers secured by implants.
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Thank you for your reply, it makes me feel better knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel having implants.  
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Helen Wynne

Helen I  had implants over 10 yeas ago  I have permanent bridges
but I really think clip on's or all on 4 or or all on  6 or what ever fits
 a budget will work just as well

I think implants  are almost essential for a bottom denture
It has been one of the best things for  
me  I have had no trouble
with them  They always have felt like my own teeth.  I never know
they are not my own teeth.

As I said I think it is important that the dentist that does the implants
should be experienced in implants and schooled in implants
I also think regular sized implants should be used and not mini implants
but I am not an expert in that and that is just my opinion
I know you will be glad you opted for them as it is a quality of life issue
It is just too bad that they are more expensive
Let us know how you do
Barbara
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I will, and thank you for your comments and support 
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Mine were done by a maxillofacial and oral surgeon (who also did my extractions and some other stuff to my bone) who works in conjunction with my prosthodontist who did my dentures.