Where to find info for aid to have a bridge or dental implants done for two upper teeth?

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I am a sixty year old widow without insurance. I was just told that two of my front teeth were probably not salvegable and need to be removed and replace with dental implants. I ask about a bride and was told that they would have to remove more teeth and the price would be close to the price of implants. I work as a B.H.P. and as an elder care worker. I am not vain about my appearence but would like to look presentable for work. I could possibly make monthly payments but not many place take this anymore. Thank you. Alice M. I am widowed and 60 years old. Thank you.

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I got a partial ("flipper") for my upper two front teeth for fairly reasonable from a dental clinic, and eventually had to get a full denture, which I got very reasonably from a dental school. (I suspect that the statin drugs I was on for several years were partially responsible for the gum failure.) I do "oil pulling" now which seems to have helped the lower teeth.
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You can buy dental insurance, but dental implants are expensive. My oral surgeon does do some pro bono work.
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Definitely a second opinion.
Ask your friends, family, doctor, beauty operator, who their dentist is, call everywhere and get quotes.
If you live near the Mexican border, going to Mexico and having very good quality dental care is a definite possibility. For a small fraction of the cost in the US. Investigate, research, etc, implants are not the cure-all. A partial of good quality and decent appearance is possible.
Maybe someone here at this forum can help further. Don't despair. Help is on the way!
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Excellent information especially about a second opinion, some information gathering can be done on the internet. Search term..low cost dental and then add your zip code, or city, ask your friends and family for possible referrals for you..your primary care doctor etc. Good luck..
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It's difficult to find dental care at reasonable rates. Medicaid covers some dental care. You might see if you qualify for Medicaid. (That is based on income and assets.)

You might also check with a dental teaching school. You can apply to receive care there for a very reduced price. (The process is long and you have limited times for appointments, but the costs are a fraction of regular prices.)

You may also look for dental clinics. They sometimes have their rates based on a sliding scale that is based on your income.

You may also apply for a dental care credit card. You can search online and find the name of the company and/or dentists who accept this card. It is accepted by certain dentists and is used just for dental care. Warning: the interest rates are high, but you can pay it off early.

Lastly, I would get a second opinion about what is feasible under the circumstances. I've been surprised as to the difference of opinion amongst dentists. Sometimes the high priced suggestions are just that.
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