Individuals can get low cost denture or dental implants at dental school clinics or private dental practices using financing plans or charitable grants, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. If an individual has dental insurance, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recommends checking to see if dental implants are covered.
Dental school clinics offer care at much lower costs compared to private dental practices. Dental students perform procedures as part of their educational training, and supervisors check their work, reports the Washington Post. However, using a dental school clinic to perform dental procedures takes more time than going to a private office. Contact local universities and colleges to see if they have dental clinics for the public.
Many dental offices work with patients to finance procedures and offer short-term dental loans. Offices may offer discounts for cash payments, claims the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Get a complete estimate of costs for dental implants and all related procedures before the surgery to avoid any surprises. Contact different dental offices for full estimates before making a final decision as cost can vary by location, says the Washington Post. State dental societies may also provide contacts to charitable organizations or individuals that provide financial assistance to pay for dental implants, says the American Academy of Periodontology.