All dental implant treatment is the same quality. Thus, it makes sense to shop for the lowest cost available. This is completely wrong . You will always be able to find someone who will do the work for cheaper. As in life, high quality work that lasts and provides long term results is an investment and costs more than cheap poor quality work.
Unfortunately, not every dentist or oral surgeon who works with dental implants provide quality dental implant treatment. The old saying, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Many of these discount dentists promoting “bargain” or “low cost” dental implant fees are not using quality implants and components. This is a crazy thought because who wants bargain medical parts implanted into their body.
In this down economy, cost is an issue for most people. High quality dental implant treatment involves surgical procedures and complex dental restorations. The titanium implant, abutment and cosmetic porcelain crown need to be of the highest quality. These combined factors contribute to the cost of a quality dental implant.
“Bargain” dental implant treatment presents a plethora of potential problems beyond the use of inferior quality dental implants and components. Cutting corners (to lower the cost) can lead to rushing through the diagnostic and treatment-planning phase. This causes less than desirable results. Dr. Nugent and his oral surgeons use the highest quality dental implants from 3i, Nobel Biocare, Astra and Biohorizions. For the less ethical dentist there are generic or “knock off” dental implant parts. These parts are often obtained from Asia and South America. Did you know you can buy dental implants of of ebay? What do you think of the manufacturing and infection control of implants bought through ebay? Another compromise for bargain implants is that the abutment and crown is outsourced to Mexico or China. There is no FDA monitoring or quality control. Do you want toxic levels of lead in your dental crown? The abutment and crown fit poorly causing various dental problems. Cutting corners for cost is not worth the increased risk for health problems.
Patients who choose a cheap dental implant treatment often end up having additional surgical and dental procedures to fix the original problems. Cutting corners and using the cheapest materials leads to poor planning, sub-standard laboratory work, knock-off dental implants and components.
Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in dental implant therapy. Dr. Nugent’s reputation in the community is impeccable. Take a look at the Certified Patient Reviews. Dr. Nugent sees patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Clear Lake, Webster, Friendswood and Houston Texas. Make the right choice for you dental needs. Experience matters.
Dr Nugent uses 3-D x-rays to plan your implant surgery on the computer. This allows Dr. Nugent to “digitally” plan your surgery making your actual surgery faster, safer and more accurate. He is one of the few general dentists that have invested in this technology.