Dental Implant or Dental Bridge? Patients Feel Bite of Recession

Dental implants and dental bridges: a hard choice when money is tightMore than half of dentists surveyed (55%) said they have noticed more patients opting for dentures and/or dental bridges over dental implants as a result of the recession.

Here’s what dentists have to say about how the economy affects dental implant treatment:

  • “We all know that a single tooth implant is the best solution for a missing tooth. Our office has priced the single implant and restoration (including the abutment if needed) exactly the same as a three unit dental bridge.” (Alaska dentist)
  • “Some patients are opting for no treatment.” (New Jersey dentist)
  • “People are still finding insurance coverage for bridges, and even though the patients still would rather have the implant, they are electing bridges for financial considerations.”
  • “People are still doing dental treatment, but case sizes accepted are generally smaller.” (Tennessee dentist)

Just a thought…. I wonder if there’s any increase in demand for mini dental implants as a less expensive treatment alternetative to regular dental implants?

Read more: Dental Implants – In a Recession, Many Patients Choose Dental Bridges

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